Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has taken time to respond to Tony Bellew asking for a fight before he gets sharp with a few fights under his belt.
Tyson Fury says he has no interest in fighting the former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew.
Bellew, 34, has had 33 career fights with 30 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. Tyson Fury claims he doesn’t want the fight because “he’s(Bellew) a family man”.
Tony Bellew named Fury as one of the fighters that he wants to face next after his 5th round knockout win over David Haye last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England. Bellew said he wants to fight a “mega-star” next, and he then named Fury, Andre Ward, Oleksander Usyk and Murat Gassiev as the top four fighters that he wants to pick from,
Fury, who is primed to make his return to the ring after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus on June 9, insisted he has no desire to fight Bellew as the Evertonian is considerably smaller and doesn’t belong in the ring with him.
“But if he steps in the ring with the Gypsy King and I unleash hellfire on him — he’s only a small man and I could damage him, hurt him properly. You ain’t messin’ with a David Haye who’s 20 years out of date, you’re messin’ with someone who’s 6’9”, 19 stone, in the prime of me life, who could knock a wall down. One of the hardest punchers in heavyweight boxing but they don’t know it”- Fury said to Fighthype.
“I don’t want to fight Tony Bellew. The reason being, he’s a family man and he’s got a wife and kids. And I want him to stay healthy, stay boxing, and earn a few quid and go home easy to his family,”
Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) still doesn’t have an opponent for his scheduled June 9 comeback fight at the Manchester Arena in Manchester. Fury’s fight is now less than one month away, and he still doesn’t have an opponent picked out. It’s obviously going to be a low level opponent given that he’s been out of the ring for over 2 years since his last fight against former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.