Tony Bellew told 5 live Breakfast he “feels like his body has been hit by a JCB” after his dramatic victory against David Haye at the O2 Arena.
Haye, a strong favourite, injured his Achilles in the sixth round and the fight was stopped after a knockdown in the 11th round.
The Liverpool fighter also says retirement might now be an option – barring an irresistible offer for his next fight.
“I don’t know how many times I can do this to my body and put my family through it.”
Bellew also adds he wouldn’t like to see his children take up his chosen profession.
This interview is originally from 5 live Breakfast on Monday 6 March 2017.