Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
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Caernarfon Town to host event with boxing star Tony Bellew next year

Caernarfon Town to host event with boxing star Tony Bellew next year

Everything is good at the training camp. I'll get him. He will feel something that he's never felt. "He won the big World Boxing Super Series tournament and I think he will give Bellew the "L".

I don't think there will be an issue with Bellew coming down to the cruiserweight category after going up around a stone in weight against myself past year, he didn't bulk up and do a lot of bodybuilding. "I would prefer to fight for them at catchweight, but I am the lineal champion at light-heavyweight, so I would like four more belts". Campaigning at heavyweight in the Amateurs, Usyk is used to fighting bigger guys, but hopefully Bellew's speed, heart and enthusiasm will be enough to counter the technical ability of Usyk.

Bellew, who is a lifelong and passionate Everton fan and knocked out Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in 2016, said: "I will find a way to defeat the monster".

If Tony can work to that game plan, which might be - get your gloves up high, don't get hit with silly shots, and back up Usyk for five or six rounds.

Bellew has then got that punch, and if he lands that left hook, Usyk will be out cold.

"First of all I have genuine punch power".

But while Sky have reminded us a countless amount of times that writing Bellew off will be at your own peril, it is that slogan that really reminds us just how deep Bellew is in with the Ukrainian. Has he faced a man that can match him for speed because I can match him for speed. He's got to fight until the last second of the last round, and put the pressure on him late.

"He likes to talk a lot, as you already know". Then, from an entertaining point of view, Usyk is like a ideal boxer, so I hope Bellew is working on his counter-punches as well, because that's the way to knock him out - let him tippy-tap and then explode.

I don't want to say it will be his last fight, because he probably will have to defend them then, that would be incredible.

As we reported earlier, the fight for the world heavyweight title on the WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring between Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew will be held in Manchester on November 10. Book it online here.

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