Tony Bellew is back with his latest rant. The former cruiserweight champion wants a heavyweight belt added to his trophy cabinet. He is after a fight against the current WBO heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker.
The Liverpudlian has been doing a lot of talking to get himself into another big heavyweight bout. He has called out Parker earlier, but the Kiwi has to fight mandatory challenger Hughie Fury next. Still, Bellew can’t stop talking about the WBO champion.
“The big question is, can I beat Joseph Parker? I think I can. He thinks I can’t and that’s what will make people tune in. I am more experienced, I have fought at a much higher level than he has but at the same time, make no mistake, the guy is 17-and-a-half stone. I am 16-and-a-half stone and I should be 14-and-a-half stone. He is a big dude – a proper heavyweight,” Bellew said.
Bellew know’s he might not be a natural heavyweight. He is sure of himself that what he lacks in size he makes up in skill.
“I was just happy to win and I want to see how far I can go. Can I win the World heavyweight championship? I don’t know. But I am willing to take the risk and have a go at doing it. Am I big enough? No, not really. Am I good enough? Possibly,” explained Bellew.