Always a keen boxing historian and never shy with his opinions, Tony Bellew has marked Tyson Fury out as a rare talent in today’s landscape before offering some advice to the heavyweight champion.
When speaking to iFL TV, former world cruiserweight champion, Bellew said the ‘The Gypsy King’ is unlike anyone else out there right now.
“I just want to see Tyson fight now, he’s a once-in-a-lifetime heavyweight. I want to see him fight the best and biggest fights possible. He’s a brilliant and amazing fighter.
Lad, don’t let politics or egos ruin your legacy cause at this rate that’s what’s going to happen. You will be remembered as the guy who faced people two and three times each. It’s nuts.”
It is fair to say that discussions around Fury’s next opponent have been more wide and wild than ever since he beat Derek Chisora back in December.
Oleksandr Usyk was the front-runner for many months until talks collapsed, and now Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn reckons it will be a cross-discipline bought against the UFC’s Francis Ngannou that finally gets Fury into the ring once more.
That potential fight could be Fury’s first exhibition but the second time in a ring facing someone other than a boxer after he appeared in WWE during 2019’s Crown Jewel event, defeating Braun Strowman via count out.
Usyk remains the one opponent most people would like to see Fury come up against, though Hearn has said he thinks the Ukrainian will most likely face IBF number 1 Filip Hrgovic in Saudi Arabia on the undercard of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in December or January.