It’s BOXMANIA time and in Episode 7 ‘A Christmas Tony Bellew Special’ – In this exclusive and in depth interview with WBC cruiserweight champion, we get to know the man behind the character.
Talk begins with Bellew’s early career and some inspirational words for the young crop of fighters gathered at the Golden Gloves ABC in Toxteth Liverpool.
Tony speaks candidly about his upcoming mega clash with David Haye. We get all the classified stories about their previous sparring, a breakdown of the fight and a revelation about fighting the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko.
Bellew told us: “I beat him (David Haye) and what I will say is I am then the most highly ranked heavyweight in the world outside the champions, Im the best cruiserweight in the world, Ive got decisions to make.
“But I beat him and I believe there is only one place left to go. Im at the stag of my career now where I feel Ive done as much as I possibly can. In all honesty Ive over achieved. I didn’t think I was ever good enough to become world champion. I just thought a British title was my limit and Ive shocked myself each and every time.
“So I beat him, theres only one fight left Lar and its the winner of Klitschko and Joshua. But your talking about monsters, literally monsters, you know giants.
“Im good mates with AJ, he’s a really nice kid, someone Ive got a lot of respect for, so Ive never really had to fight anyone who Ive actually got respect for and like. I only done it once as an amateur and that stopped me from winning my fourth ABA title against Danny Price. I still don’t think I lost that fight but Ive never gone into a fight like that, I didn’t want to hurt him. And I wouldn’t like to……. Haha saying that, listen he is just to big, But Id want to take his head off even if it was Josh, hey I’m a fighter.” laughed Bellew. “But he’s (AJ) great for boxing.
“But the answer, what will I do when I beat Haye? Is I don’t know! – “Once I won that belt, (WBC world title) the dream was to unify the cruiserweight division, but these other champion’s Lar don’t wanna know!” – For the rest of the interview watch the full video above presented by Aky Karim for www.britishboxers.co.uk BBTV -BOXMANIA Show in association with HRR Entertainment.
We also have an interview with the new man in charge at the Golden Gloves Wayne Smith and his involvement in taking the gym on and into the future. Enjoy and join us next week for Episode 8.