Tony Bellew is certainly a character within the boxing world, and his voice has continued to grow ever since stopping David Haye in the 11th round of their bout in March earlier this year.
The boxer who is more well-known for his exploits in the cruiserweight division, decided to move up a weight-class in order to fight Haye.
Now, he is looking to make some progress in the heavier division, and as such, he has been voicing his opinions of certain fighters.
The latest fighter in the Evertonian's sights is none other than American WBC world heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder.
Obviously, Wilder (38-0 37KOs) has been one of the most exciting fighters in the division over the last few years, and one whose name is always thrown into the mix when considering Anthony Joshua's next opponent.
Fans of the sport feel the fight between Wilder and Joshua would be a clash that could go down in the history books. Fans other than Tony Bellew that is.
Bellew used talkSPORT to claim that Wilder's success has possibly been built on poor foundations, that maybe he has not faced any true tests on his way to becoming world champion.
“Deontay Wilder is making a lot of noise but, let’s be honest, he’s fought absolutely nobody.
“The guy is WBC champion of the world and I’ve got a better resume than him – and I’ve only had one fight at heavyweight!
“He blows a lot of smoke and talks a lot of nonsense, but deep down he knows he’s fought absolutely no one.”
Of course, Bellew will be looking past his scheduled rematch with David Haye on December 17.
Should he defeat Haye once again, he will build his stock further, and will be looking for a big fight to follow.
Bellew seems very comfortable with verbally taking on the big names in the heavyweight division, it will certainly be interesting to see if he will be so comfortable in the ring with them.
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