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RichD

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I know they have a fight to sell but the way Sky are trying to hype Bellew as some sort of cross between Julian Jackson and Arturo Gatti is just fucking weird.
When was the last time bellew fought someone in the top ten? Yet he fighting for a world title. And I'll guarantee usyk will be getting a shot at Joshua next spring....

More to do with fast Eddie than rankings..
 

Discopants91

Striker
When was the last time bellew fought someone in the top ten? Yet he fighting for a world title. And I'll guarantee usyk will be getting a shot at Joshua next spring....

More to do with fast Eddie than rankings..
Fairly safe opponent for Joshua, way too small.
 

Maravilla

Striker
How good is Bellew, was Haye finished when he beat him twice ?
Was definitely a world-class cruiserweight a couple of years back to be fair, Makabu and Masternak are 2 very good wins but pretty difficult to gage how much he has left at this point. Looked much better in the rematch with Haye than in the first fight but was obvious that Haye was completely shot to bits
 

JC22

Central Defender
I’d be amazed if Bellew manages to win this one. Usyks too good imo but I hope I’m proven wrong of course.

Hearn will no doubt be looking to move Usyk up a weight to fight Joshua next if he wins this I reckon.
 

Titus

Striker
Usyk could give Joshua problems tbh, but it would depend what he cuts down to cruiser from already tbh.

He had 2 legs for a few rounds in the first fight, and all the 2nd fight tbf
He didn't mind. I rate Bellew for how he still managed to get the wins, but Haye was dealing with a long term injury that wasn't fixed. Was story's coming out about trips to surgeons and not even sparring.

Again credit to Bellew like cos I still thought he'd get starched.
 
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Scotty 1978

Striker
Usyk could give Joshua problems tbh, but it would depend what he cuts down to cruiser from already tbh.



He didn't mind. I rate Bellew for how he still managed to get the wins, but Haye was dealing with a long term injury that wasn't fixed. Was story's coming out about trips to surgeons and not even sparring.

Again credit to Bellew like cos I still thought he'd get starched.
On the Thursday before the first fight Haye travelled to Germany to see a specialist, the fight was nearly called off
 

PTR

Striker
On the Thursday before the first fight Haye travelled to Germany to see a specialist, the fight was nearly called off
His achilles basically didn't heal properly, which is why he could barely move.
And his shoulder never healed properly, meaning his

His achilles basically didn't heal properly, which is why he could barely move.
And his shoulder never healed properly, meaning his
Hmm, I'm sure I typed: "handspeed was gone" at the end of that post ???
 
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Kroupa

Goalkeeper
I'll be rooting for Usyk, can't stand Bellew with his over dramatic double standards - ideal result for me would be Bellew quitting :lol:

Assuming Usyk wins and goes up to HW, what level of opponent would you expect him to fight before Joshua? (surely he won't fight him next)
 
Usyk could give Joshua problems tbh, but it would depend what he cuts down to cruiser from already tbh.



He didn't mind. I rate Bellew for how he still managed to get the wins, but Haye was dealing with a long term injury that wasn't fixed. Was story's coming out about trips to surgeons and not even sparring.

Again credit to Bellew like cos I still thought he'd get starched.
Is Usyk a big cruiser like Haye was?

If he steps up I'm guessing he'll still only be 22olbs or so at heavy.

Didnt stop Evander mind.
 
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Maravilla

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I'll be rooting for Usyk, can't stand Bellew with his over dramatic double standards - ideal result for me would be Bellew quitting :lol:

Assuming Usyk wins and goes up to HW, what level of opponent would you expect him to fight before Joshua? (surely he won't fight him next)
Probably fight the loser of Whyte vs Chisora
 

Titus

Striker
On the Thursday before the first fight Haye travelled to Germany to see a specialist, the fight was nearly called off
I meant for the rematch mate. Was a few rumours that the injury hadn't recovered and wasn't sparring as a result.

Is Usyk a big cruiser like Haye was?

If he steps up I'm guessing he'll still only be 22olbs or so at heavy.

Didnt stop Evander mind.
He's a big lad, but I suppose it depends how much he is cutting to make that weight. He's been at that weight for a good while now like. He fought at heavyweight for years in the amateurs which is essentially cruiser.

I'd imagine AJ would come in light for Usyk too
 
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prehab26

Striker
Usyk could give Joshua problems tbh, but it would depend what he cuts down to cruiser from already tbh.



He didn't mind. I rate Bellew for how he still managed to get the wins, but Haye was dealing with a long term injury that wasn't fixed. Was story's coming out about trips to surgeons and not even sparring.

Again credit to Bellew like cos I still thought he'd get starched.
Agree

I am not sure about this Power of Bellew either. Before the Haye KO'S who was injured it was sub 50% wasnt it?
 

Maravilla

Striker
If Bellew does pull this off, would it be the best win by a British fighter since Lloyd Honeyghan against Donald Curry?
 

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