“Bomber” Tony Bellew is expecting a ‘full-blown war’ when he takes on Mateusz Masternak next month in December.
The man from Liverpool will go toe-to-toe with the highly renouned Polish cruiserweight at the O2 in London on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte showdown, and Bellew hopes to reign victorious as he looks to go back onto to world honours and challenge again for another world title.
Both fighters are highly ranked by all four major governing bodies’ and Bellew whos boasts a record of (21-2-1-KO16) made it known that only coming away with a victory will keep his dream alive.
Bellew has been quoted as saying “I will be going in with a very tough and very durable guy,” “This guy pushed WBC champion Grigory Drozd all the way just before being stopped in the 11th and this is a make-or-break fight for me.
“Victory means a world-title fight, simple as that. I have to show the minerals, the guts, everything as usual and on December 12, I will do that.
“I am predicting a full-blown war with Mateusz Masternak because I’m not moving and I know 100 per cent, he’s not going to move either.” Masternak with a very respectful record of (36-3-KO26) has yet to fight for a world title during his career but has however took on the current WBC champion two years ago, when the European strap was on the line.
Bellew is looking to make it third time lucky with a potential shot at winning the title after fighting at his preferred weight, having lost to Nathan Cleverly back in October 2011 and then Adonis Stephenson over in Canada in November of 2013 down at light-heavyweight.