Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk arrives in United Kingdom to fight Tony Bellew

Bellew battles Usyk for all the world cruiserweight titles live on Sky Sports Box Office

Bellew battles Usyk for all the world cruiserweight titles live on Sky Sports Box Office

For fans of the divisive but ever popular Tony Bellew this is anticipated as if it were the fight of the year. He's fought at 175lbs for most of his career and he's a very experienced fighter.

Tony Bellew has the power to pull off a stunning knockout of Oleksandr Usyk, but he needs to follow a tactical master plan, says Sky Sports expert Carl Froch.

"He is definitely one of the best boxers in the world, he's outstanding at what he does", Bellew told ESPN. It's a fight that's credible, and I respect Bellew, because after that David Haye fight it was a question whether he was going to retire or was he going to carry on?

Usyk, who holds the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO belts, boasts a ideal 15-0 record, last defeating Murat Gassiev by unanimous decision in Moscow in July.

The semi-final was close, but the final was far from it. WBA and IBF title-holder Murat Gassiev was utterly outclassed in all 12 rounds earlier this year.

Bellew 30-2-1 (20KO's) has certainly improved since finally evacuating his title hopes at Light Heavyweight, where he had contentiously lost to Nathan Cleverly - he avenged that loss at Cruiserweight - while being stopped by a dominant Adonis Stevenson in 2013. BJ Flores was not deserving of his title shot just 5 months later, and was disposed of in 3 rounds.

Bellew then sealed the rivalry when stopping Haye in 5 rounds in May.

Boxing is a sport that waits for no man and this weekend will see British viewers tuning into see one of the hottest properties in the fight game.

Bellew knows that he will have to bring his best performance. Even though Bellew eventually won, it shows you that he can be hurt, he can be dropped by a southpaw.

With Bellew's most recent fights coming at heavyweight level against David Haye, the Merseysider could well have his work cut out against Usyk, but with Joshua's tips, Bellew may surprise the boxing world once more.

The Bomber takes on the Ukranian at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night, in what will surely be his final fight.

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