Boxer & Pundit
Tony Bellew analyses fights with Deontay Wilder, David Haye, Tyson Fury, Joseph Parker, Dillian Whyte
Last Updated: 10/03/17 12:12am
After Tony Bellew became one of the most wanted heavyweights in the world, we asked him to assess five possible opponents.
The 'Bomber' is considering one more fight against the biggest men in boxing following Saturday's stoppage victory over David Haye at The O2.
Haye has already called for a rematch, while two world champions are also being considered by Bellew, who gives his brutally honest verdict.
He's extremely explosive and powerful. Leaky defence and exactly what it says on the tin - wild at times. But an exceptional fighter, very fast, someone I rate highly.
He's a heavyweight champion of the world and I'm the best heavyweight outside the champions, so make of that what you will. I don't know what else I can say about it.
Still a brilliant fighter. Still very fast, still very powerful. Would I fight him again? Yeah, and I would beat him again as well.
I could potentially get him out earlier, because he will show me a lot more respect this time. I won't have to gain and earn his respect, like I did in the first fight. It takes time to do that.
I rate Tyson Fury highly. A very, very good fighter. Let's not forget what he did in Germany. He did the unthinkable, no-one gave him a hope, and he went there and did it.
A man who has fought the odds like me, we're champions of the misfits. He doesn't aesthetically look very beautiful, similar to me, but the man can fight - he can really, really fight.
If everything goes well and he passes everything he needs to pass, then it's a fight that can potentially happen, yes it is.
He's a shorter, solid fighter. A throwback to the old heavyweight days. He's not your modern day giant of a heavyweight. He's big and he's solid, but I think he is the lesser of the other champions.
If he was going to fight again, for me it would be Joseph Parker, who is about 6'4" tall, he's not a giant.
Bellew's trainer David Coldwell
I still think he's a brilliant fighter, he's very good at what he does, but he is not as good as Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder.
I'm not even going to give him the time of day. What he said is I'm going to get 'absolutely smoked' by David Haye.
He was wrong and why am I going to fight someone in a final world title eliminator, who got knocked out in a British title fight? Why would I fight him when I have got every world champion calling my name? It makes no sense whatsoever.
I'm not going to knock out the best heavyweight in the world outside the champions and then fight a guy who lost for the British title.
I have already fought at my dream location. You know what, I do like the sound of Wembley.
Could I fill Wembley? I don't know. Would enough people want to see me fight at Wembley? I don't know, but I do like the sound of Wembley.