Usyk tells Bellew: A little less conversation, a little more action

0:50                                            Bellew is on the brink of history when he faces Usyk

0:50 Bellew is on the brink of history when he faces Usyk

Bellew will not shy away at any point, but he will struggle from the off to get a grip on this fight. I don't want to be one of these fighters who's bitter at the end of their career - I've taken all my opportunities and this is the one fight they say I can't win. They've got nothing to offer me.

He doesn't look that unsafe, but slowly and surely, he's breaking you down with those body shots, his angles make him a very awkward guy to fight and anybody that's shared the ring with him have said they just couldn't get to grips with him.

A London 2012 gold medallist, Usyk has continued to dominate opponents in the pro ranks, and Froch admits Bellew might have to concede early rounds before he begins to implement his own tactics.

I found whenever I fought a southpaw I needed to do lots of sparring. No excuses from "The Haymaker", but it was obvious that years of injuries had caught up with him, and his legs never looked steady enough to take punches from a fighter that had grown into his Heavyweight frame.

Bellew is a huge underdog against Usyk. Even though Bellew eventually won, it shows you that he can be hurt, he can be dropped by a southpaw.

"On reflection it's been a tough year but that's boxing, sometimes you don't get the breaks and it's a bit of a waiting game".

I believe he started camp very early; I saw him at the AJ fight and he looked in good shape already.

I don't think there will be an issue with Bellew coming down to the cruiserweight category after going up around a stone in weight against myself a year ago, he didn't bulk up and do a lot of bodybuilding. I am feeling wonderful, healthy, and confident.

I wouldn't have said that it is going to be more than the victory in the Super Series but this is going to be a new stage. "The Manchester crowd last time out was fantastic and obviously Anthony Crolla is fighting on the bill, I'd still love that rematch down the line but first and foremost Scotty has my full attention". He's got to fight until the last second of the last round, and put the pressure on him late.

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