After Tony Bellew finished second straight time David Haye in May, undefeated and undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk challenged his story. He soon promised to retire to his secret Rachel.
"Honestly, I retired when I beat David," Bellew told DAZN.
Following the fight, Bellew married Rachael and soon began his honeymoon.
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But on July 21, Bellew and Rachael grabbed his friend's phone for some reason at Mykonos bar and started watching the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Usyk and Murat Gassiev. We were watching Usyk all over the Gassiev and keeping all four belts that convinced Bellew to fight one more fight.
"And that was when I knew it," Bellew recalls. "I told my wife that I had to do something and give her a minute, I left my friend and her now, and I was a stranger at the time." The moment I was watching, I could win. I thought I could beat him. "
Bellew added: "In the end, I saw his arm lift up with a great victory, and I thought, someone told me," He called your name. When I put all of my belts on, I realized that the first name I called was a fat boy from Tony Valley Liverpool.
In fact, enjoying him as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters, Bellew walked to his unhappy wife. He did his best to reassure himself that he was still retired and to enjoy the rest of the honeymoon.
"I walked to my wife, she is on her honeymoon and watching a boxing game over the phone, what are you doing?" "I know, it does not matter. It's over."
But that fact has not been proven. Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs) could not think of what he had seen and heard before. Returning to his hotel room, Bellew took a quick turn at Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn, to let his promoter know that he would make a conflict with Usyk from retirement.
"I went to the bathroom and called Eddie, and I told him to fight," Bellow said. "He asked," Are you okay? I do not need this, are you okay? I do not care what someone thinks, just fight, I will give him courage. "
Bellew seems to have everything in order. He told Hearn to tell him what he wanted and send a text message to his trainer, Dave Coldwell, saying there would be another training camp to prepare. But he still needed the approval of the head of the Bellew family.
At first, Rachael was firmly motivated that her husband did not want to fight again. She thought she could have all three of her boys, a beautiful house, and all the things she needed in life for the rest of her life because she was financially secure. The risk of stepping inside a ring worthy of permanent damage that Bellew could endure against the mighty Ukranian was not worth it. At 35, she enthusiastically explains why Usyk has a great deal to her.
"I have to fight this," Bellevue explained, "and she said," You said it was over, "I said one more time." She said, I do not have it.You said it was over.I let you do the last thing with Haye because you gave me your word and understood it.I can not get this.We are happy. We are safe, everything is over, why should we do it? "
Bellew continues: "I've been studying this game since I was 10, and I dreamed of becoming a world champion." In the game, I saw amazing fighting, legends and icons: Todd Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Floyd Mayweather draped belt on the waist While I always thought I could become a world champion. For a million years I never dreamed to be one of those friends who wore all four belts around my waist. [Evander] Holly Field has three [cruiserweight titles]. Do not open all four. This guy is standing there with all four bands and saying my name. After a million years I can not pass it. "
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Bellew said this is this. He will not have any more fights after Usyk and promised Rachael to sit on the sofa with his remote control in his hand while watching television.
You can get a chance to ride in the sunset with the opportunity to become a sure champion of any weight class with how many fighters in one hand. Bellew understands a part of history more than any other part. When Bellew looked back at his career, the way he took Usyk fight is how the former WBC cruiserweight champion wants people to see on his boxing tour.
"It's never been a dream," Bellew said. "That is the only reason I will come back.
"I do not know what to say, I should never be considered a symbolic figure or a legend of the game, but as I told Andre Ward to do to us, I would like to know that this is what I admire is that you will fight anyone and it is the biggest compliment that someone can pay for me.I just want to know that I'm fighting anyone and not afraid of others. Many fighters say they will fight anyone, I will literally fight, my stratosphere, my category, I will face one of them, I do not worry how good they are. I have proved it, because the whole world He said he would not. "