Tony Bellew delivers final message to Oleksandr Usyk

Tony Bellew has warned Oleksandr Usyk he will "learn how to lose" when they touch gloves on Saturday night.

Bellew will fight for the final time when he bids to win all four cruiserweight belts in Manchester.

And he is confident he can shock the unbeaten Ukrainian in front of his home crowd.

"It’s been a long camp, I’ve been diligent. We’re very similar in size, we are heavyweights who have to make weight," Bellew said.

"I’ve shown what I can do at heavyweight and believe I will show it and more at cruiser.

"For the first time I meet a man with exceptional skills and talent.

"I can switch someones lights out in one second. It’s never happened to him before but it may do on Saturday night.

"He is the ultimate test. There is nothing this man cannot do in a boxing ring.

"He is the most complete fighter I have faced and I have always been a fan of Oleksandr Usyk.

"He is a fantastic champion. I have no disregard for this man, I just have to beat him up."

Bellew turned to Usyk and added: ""I wish you the best. I hope you’re in the best shape ever. You’re an amazing fighter and champion but on Saturday you will learn how to lose."

Usyk is the bookies’ favourite to retain his belts on Saturday having unified the division by beating Murat Gassiev in the summer.

And he acknowledged Bellew as his toughest test to date in what will be his 16th professional fight."I’m really inspired, I enjoy the atmosphere here in England," he said.

"Many years ago I was dreaming abut visiting England. I couldn’t even imagine I would be fighting here in Manchester.

"I’m as glad as a small kid who received a Kinder Surprise.

"Bellew is really dangerous, he is the same height and weight as me.

"His eyes are just angry. Definitely, Tony is my best opponent ever."

Who wins this one?


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