Anthony Joshua reveals how Tony Bellew can defeat Oleksandr Usyk

Ruben Hill
November 7, 2018

However, Carl Froch believes the incentive to go out on a high could actually inspire Bellew to a victory.

Stevenson, the WBC light-heavyweight champion is one of two professional fighters to defeat "Bomber", stopping him in the sixth round of their title challenge back in 2013. Hagler stopped Hearns in three ferocious rounds in 1985.

"Stylistically Tommy Hearns is much better than Marvin Hagler, his technique and punching were better, but he just couldn't do it", Bellew told ESPN.

"He couldn't beat Marvin Hagler and it's because styles make fights".

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 a year ago, he didn't bulk up and do a lot of bodybuilding.

"First of all I have genuine punch power".

I would shoot to his body as I've seen him hurt a few years ago with this strategy.

And the trainer explained that Bellew must listen to his every command if he is to get the win, and force Usyk into uncomfortable waters.

"No disrespect to Gassiev because he's an excellent fighter but on that night he froze and he was a walking punch bag".

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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.

Anthony Joshua has already been mentioned by Usyk himself as a future opponent as he looks to step up to the big boys and a recent promotional deal with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn ensure those claims are certainly realistic from a TV point of view at least.

"His willingness to exchange, his willingness to fight fire with fire". Fighting Usyk is purely down to all four belts being on the line. He has a couple of extra attributes that make the world of difference.

I swear, I hope that the fight will not end in the opening rounds. He has faults but I have many more faults than him.

"If I can fight for all four belts, I would like it". But all fighters have vulnerabilities and I have to expose his.

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