Tony Bellew gives honest opinion on Tyson Fury's pre-fight antics


Tyson Fury made is return to the ring last week, and no-one could believe what he did at the weigh-in or at the beginning of the fight.

The 'Gypsy King' picked up his opponent Sefer Seferi before stepping on the scales, which was then followed by touching lips instead of gloves ahead of the actual fight itself.

Fury made a victorious return to the ring after defeating Seferi after the Albanian threw the towel in before the bell rang for the fifth round.

But, despite the win, Tony Bellew had something to say about The Mac's actions leading up to his comeback fight.

Speaking on the Pound for Pound Podcast, the ‘Bomber’ said: “It was an absolute circus and don’t get me wrong I’ve been apart of a couple similar circuses myself, but I’ve never picked a guy up like he was Cinderella, some of the things that were going on were bizarre – it took it to a new level, I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.

"I thought it was a little out of place and disturbing at times, but ultimately, he got the job done – it was a freak show, it’s the only word I have for it. Everything was so out of place, it was daft, crazy. It was like he (Seferi) was happy to be on the show. He threw a couple of jabs and said no more.

“The first one is always allowed, he’s been out the ring for three years, the first one’s always a gimme, the next can’t even be in the same stratosphere as that guy. That guy looked like he had no amateur experience, no decent pedigree, let’s be honest the next one back has got to be someone who we at least know.”

It's no secret that Bellew wants to fight Fury as he's been demanding a fight with the fellow Brit for a while now and claims that such fight between the pair wouldn't go to the final bell.

Bellew spoke about how he's starting to feel more comfortable at heavyweight level and has sent a solid and clear message to Fury about his attributes.

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He said: “I just think I’ll knock him out, I’m not just going to stand there, he ain’t gonna pick me up at no weigh-in and he most certainly isn’t going to kiss me. I’m going to be absolutely honest, I don’t think Tyson is going to want to come anywhere near me.

“I feel stronger than I’ve ever have before and I’m hitting hard. I’m accustomed to the weight that I’m fighting at now and although I’m not a true heavyweight, I’m someone who’ll be faster than anyone he’s fought, more dangerous, take bar the Klitschko fight, his best win is probably Steve Cunningham and he slumped on his back.

"That was the best Tyson Fury that there was because he was in great shape, he was on a winning streak as he always done in his whole career, he was at his absolute peak against Cunningham and he was left flat on his back.

“Now if I drop you heavily like that, I don’t think there’s ever been a fighter I’ve dropped that I haven’t finished when they’ve gone down as heavily as that.


"From a general normal man’s point of view, I give him all the credit all the praise in the world but make no mistake Fury is not an in-shape world class fighter and he’s got a long way to come back until he’s anywhere near the level he fought Cunningham in New York or Klitschko in Dusseldorf.

“Go straight back to the gym, I’m very happy you’re back in the ring, I wish you nothing but luck but choose your fights very carefully because if you make the wrong calculation and take someone on you shouldn’t, you’re going to lose. I’m very confident it wouldn’t go to points if he faced me, I’d crush him.”

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