Oleksandr Usyk has warned Tony Bellew his talk will count for little if he does not deliver in the ring on Saturday.
Bellew has a good win over Mateusz Masternak, while lifting the WBC Cruiserweight title when his dream night at Goodison Park was capped by a famous 3 round knockout of Ilunga Makabu. And if Bellew can take a wife, he said in an interview with ESPN.
The 31-year-old is no spring chicken in age terms but he remains lightly raced as a pro with just 15 fights to his name so far, which makes him a relative novice without the head guard. I'll get him. He will feel something that he's never felt.
"First of all I have genuine punch power". Has he faced a man that can match him for speed because I can match him for speed.
I fought Audley Harrison who was an Olympic gold medallist, he was a southpaw, so I brought in Tony Thompson a very experienced heavyweight campaigner who had given Vladimir Klitschko and David Price nightmares. "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".
"Oleksandr Usyk throws with much more variety but people can only punch you if you are standing still with your hands up around your head like Murat Gassiev did [in July, when Usyk won a unanimous decision to unify the world cruiserweight titles]. If he does, you're in for the best night of fighting ever".
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Bellew is a huge underdog against Usyk.
From the viewpoint of most others, this is a combination of seeing one of the pound-for-pound best show off his full arsenal on the biggest stage, and wondering whether Bellew can produce the most unlikely of upsets, one that would have a great effect on the boxing world in the Cruiser and Heavyweight divisions.
"His willingness to exchange, his willingness to fight fire with fire".
Stevenson was the last fighter to pull off a victory over Bellew, when he stopped him in six rounds back in 2013 at 175-pounds. Where I am orthodox (right-handed) - so Tony could see everything that was coming his way - Usyk is a southpaw, it's very different.
Bellew will not shy away at any point, but he will struggle from the off to get a grip on this fight.
"David Haye was a better fighter than me, but it's not about the better fighter because the better fighter does not always win".