Tony Bellew slams Tyson Fury’s comeback

Tony Bellew slams Tyson Fury’s comeback as “comical” and thinks his choice of opponent is “a bit of a joke”.

Since the announcement of Tyson Fury’s comeback fight against Suri Seferi, Tony Bellew has been quick the let his feelings known to the former heavyweight champion.

Tyson Fury returns to ring next Saturday to face little-known Suri Seferi for his comeback fight on June 9th at the Manchester Arena, The Liverpudlian fighter has listed the former heavyweight world champion as one of four fighters who he’d like to face next following back-to-back wins over David Haye. Tony Bellew could easily retire from the sport from his last two wins, but with his profile on the rise, Bellew would rather cash in and face the likes of Andre Ward, Adonis Stevenson or Tyson Fury.

Since the Gypsy King announced his comeback, Fury and Bellew have begun involved in a war of words on twitter.

Tyson Fury's comeback
Tyson Fury’s comeback

Once the fight was announced, Bellew was quick to question Fury’s level of opponent. Seferi was not announced until less than a month before fight. Tyson Fury has already said on record that he refuses to fight Bellew because he does not want to hurt the smaller man and the Bomber has been quick to point out that Fury is now taking on a man who has campaigned at cruiserweight for most of his career.

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“I find it comical, the fact that he wouldn’t fight me because I am a cruiserweight, yet he is actually fighting a cruiserweight, which I find quite funny,” Bellew said.

“I understand why Tyson doesn’t want to come anywhere near me with the calibre of opponents he will be facing. I am a vast step up.

“He’s making David Haye look like he faced Ivan Drago in his comeback, with this opponent.

“It is a bit of a joke of a matchup but he has had a long time out of the ring and he needs to get back on top.”

Should the pair meet in the ring, Tony Bellew would like to see this fight take place at a major sports stadium and has mentioned fighting at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, same place Anthony Joshua has held his last two fights.

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“The Principality Stadium would be nice because we know it’s got a roof and I am sure we can get 70-80,000 in there that want to see me put Fury on his back,” he said.

“I am not going to tarnish what I achieved at Goodison Park, that night. It was a one-off event, a one-off fight and it is only going to happen once. I don’t fancy going back there trying to do it again.”

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