Liverpool’s Tony Bellew is confident that his clash with Oleksandr Usyk is “inevitable” and will take place this year. The former WBC cruiserweight is still looking for one more fight before hanging the gloves up at the end of the year.
Usyk currently holds all four cruiserweight world titles after he won the World Boxing Super Series last month and Bellew is ready to try and make history.
His promoter Eddie Hearn has already been in talks with Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk in Paris and Bellew admits talks are going well.
“The first meeting was good and it looks inevitable at this stage,” he told Sky Sports.
“Things can change though, you just don’t know how it all lands. We’ll see. We haven’t agreed a venue yet and other things, but it’s looking likely now.
“It is moving in the right direction. We’ve got to agree something and get it written down on paper and we’ll take it from there. Eddie is happy, I am happy and there has been no major demands on my part, as I don’t feel there needs to be.
“Without sounding like a big head I’ve done alright out of the game; financially, I’ve won a world title and I have done everything I could have possibly dreamed of – and a bit more.
“So now I am chasing greatness. I dare to be great, are the words I am going to use.”