Tony Bellew has reiterated his desire to fight former undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Fury recently made his comeback to professional boxing after spending two years away from the sport, wrestling with demons of addiction and mental health issues.
Facing off against Sefer Seferi of Albania, the contest proved to be utterly bizarre.
Four of the strangest rounds you’re ever likely to see were topped off with a fourth round retirement from the Albanian.
If Fury is to return to the top of the hill in the heavyweight division, he will need more than four rounds against a cruiserweight.
Despite this, Bellew thinks he’s the man for the ‘Gypsy King’ to focus his attentions on.
The Liverpudlian has fought at cruiserweight in his later career, but doesn’t believe the obvious weight mismatch would make the result of the bout a foregone conclusion.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, the 35-year-old said:
The only thing he has over me is size and reach, and I can combat those things.
I just don’t believe he could beat me.
Despite backing himself, Bellew was wary of Fury’s strengths:
I’m quicker than him, I hit harder than him, I’ve got faster feet than him.
Let’s not forget, for a heavyweight, Tyson Fury is very fast. He’s got good feet for a heavyweight.
But I’m not a heavyweight, I’ m a cruiserweight. I’m much faster, I pose a lot more of a threat.
I hit much harder than Steve Cunningham and he put a prime and in shape Tyson Fury flat on his back.
As Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua reach an agreement to come to blows with the division on the line, Fury will need to start gaining decidedly more prestigious notches on his belt if he is to get another chance at unifying the heavyweight division.
As for Bellew though, he seems sure of what he’d do to the 29-year-old fallen champ:
Twitter: I will knock the big man @Tyson_Fury out!! Simple as that! #LetsDoThis (@TonyBellew)