Alexander Barbel took off today in Manchester to fight with 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

It doesn't matter who I fight, I train for every fight the same so the short notice doesn't change anything drastically in terms of our preparation.

"As we've seen Bellew can counter-punch and he's got a dirty left hook, and if he can land that I think he'll do well".

"To get the best out of them, they have to make the opponent adjust to you".

The sensible pick would be to take Usyk via late stoppage, having bamboozled Bellew for much of the fight, causing visible damage that would ultimately force a compassionate stoppage around the 9.

Impressive - and against the odds - as the wins over Haye were, Bellew admits Ukrainian Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs), 31, is his toughest challenge yet.

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.

"If I can fight for all four belts, I would like it". I'm a huge underdog and no one expects anything from me. "He won the big World Boxing Super Series tournament and I think he will give Bellew the "L". "If he does, you're in for the best night of fighting ever".

Froch said: Whatever is happening early on, if you're getting out-jabbed, if you can not get to him, don't forget it's a 12-round fight. But all fighters have vulnerabilities and I have to expose his.

I believe he started camp very early; I saw him at the AJ fight and he looked in good shape already. I am feeling wonderful, healthy, and confident.

"The most important thing is that Tony Bellew, or any of my fighters, has to implement what I want them to do", Coldwell added. With Haye, I just wound him up a bit and he dug himself a hole before our first fight, although he didn't speak much before the rematch.

Although Tony has fought at Heavyweight in his last two fights, I was naturally a cruiserweight, I only moved up to Heavyweight once I had unified the division.

Hopefully, by rounds 7-12 you'd be putting the pressure and heat on him, if you get caught with a shot early, you're not going to leave yourself open to it again.

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