Bellew agreed to move up to heavyweight in order to face Haye
Friday, November 25, 2016
Tony Bellew believes David Haye will be in for a shock when the pair meet at the O2 in March next year.
Bellew, the WBC cruiserweight champion, agreed to move up to heavyweight for the first time in order to face Haye.
And despite Haye rubbishing his opponent’s chances of making a successful move up in weight division, Bellew insists that he will be victorious on March 4th.
Speaking exclusively to Drivetime, Bellew said: “He’ll get a shock on the night at how good and where I am.
“On March 4th, I’m going to become the most wanted prize fighter in the world. On March 5th, the whole world is going to know who I am, once I knock Sideshow Bob out.”
But Bellew did reserve some praise for a fighter he believes is the most dangerous heavyweight in the world.
“David Haye doesn’t get enough credit for the fighting ability that he’s got. No heavyweight in the world wants to fight him – they’re dodging him – he’s the most dangerous, avoided heavyweight in the world.
“The other heavyweights are avoiding him like the plague. And do you want to know why they’re avoiding him? It’s because he’s super-fast and he’s super powerful. But these guys worry about themselves – I’m not bothered – I know he’s vulnerable.
“And I know 100 per cent that if I hit that chin clean, he will go asleep the same way [Ilungu] Makabu did. And I’ll bounce him off the floor the same way I did with BJ Flores. They all go the same way with 10 ounce gloves on – I only need to cop him once.”