Saturday, November 10, the absolute world champion Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk will defend all four championship belts in fight against Brit Tony Bellew. Everything you need to know about the rival, nicknamed “Bomber” – in the material of the site 24 Channel.
Tony Bellew. Brief biography
Born November 30, 1982 in Liverpool.
The growth of 189 inches.
Working hand – right.
World champion in the first heavy weight under version WBC (2016 – 2017).
The number of fights – 33. 30 wins (20 by knockout), 2 losses, 1 draw.
In the childhood was fond of football, fans of football club “Everton” (Liverpool).
The first steps in the sport
The first sport that was doing the Laundry, was the kickboxing. The British there was a wonderful performance – 100 wins in 104 fights. In this 68 – early victory. But at age 20 decided to go into Boxing. There he spent five years 47 fights, 40 of them won. 32 fights ended with a knockout of rivals. And only seven meetings Belew lost. During this time, became a three-time champion AVA – Association Amateur boxers in England.
Among professionals Belew made his debut on 6 October 2007 in the battle against compatriot Jamie of Ambler. The fight ended in the second round by TKO. The fight took place at light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kilograms). In General, the first twelve matches of the Laundry held in different weight categories from light to heavy first.
Step away from title
After 16 fights in the Pro ring, Belew got the right to champion fight. His opponent, on 15 October 2011, was a compatriot Nathan cleverly, a fight was for the title of world champion under version WBO in the light heavyweight division. Cleverly defended the title split decision
The next League match the Underwear I had to wait two years. During this time he spent five fights (four wins and a draw), where he won titles of the champion of the UK version of the BBBofC light heavyweight title and the vacant title of the champion under versions WBC International Silver light heavyweight title. Also won the vacant title of the champion for the WBC Silver light heavyweight title and defended it twice.
The second championship defeat
The only match that the Underwear held outside England, was the battle for the title of world champion for the WBC and The Ring light heavyweight title against canadian Adonis Stevenson. He was held in Quebec city in Canada 30 November 2013.
The underwear had to lose weight before a fight. And he again lost a world title fight. This time by TKO. Then decided to go up in the first heavy weight.
And yet the Underwear became world champion. May 29, 2016, the Briton won the vacant title of world champion under version WBC Cruiserweight weight, winning Lunga Salines in the third round. And later even defended him in a fight against BJ Flores.
Losing League titles, two spectacular fights against David Haye and pension
For the second time to defend their title Underwear never had the opportunity. He refused it, turning to the heavy weight category. All for the sake of the fight against the former world champion in the heavy weight category, WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring in heavy weight category under version WBA of British David Haye. Thus at stake was not any titles.
The battle took place on March 4, 2017 and ended with an early victory Bellew by TKO in the 11th round.
For the year – may 5, 2018 hosted a fight-a rematch between Bellew and David Haye. And it ended even earlier than the previous match. This time in the fifth round by TKO.
Returning to the ring for the Mustache
After the fight with David Haye Belew stated that he was leaving professional Boxing. And decided to return when Oleksandr Usyk challenged him to a battle after winning the final of the world Boxing series over the Russian Murat Gassim. This time at stake will be the title of Champions of the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring in the first heavy weight.
Regardless of the outcome, all Underwear plans to retire from professional Boxing. He is 35 years old. So the fight against whiskers will be his last in professional Boxing.