David Haye is tipping Tony Bellew to cause an upset by shocking Oleksandr Usyk on November 10. ‘The Bomber’ takes on the Ukrainian southpaw at the Manchester Arena and after two heavyweight wins over Haye, has dropped back down to cruiserweight in a bid to become the division’s undisputed champion.
Usyk is unbeaten in the professional ranks and holds the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring, and lineal cruiserweight titles after just 15 fights in the paid ranks.
The 31-year-old is the significant favourite for the victory but Bellew has built his career on causing upsets and will not be swayed by being the outsider.
His former rival Haye believes the Liverpudlian will be back fighting at his natural weight next weekend and is backing him to produce something special against ‘The Cat’.
Haye told Sky Sports: “Bellew moved up in weight and put in performances like any puncher would. The fact he was able to deck me as many times as he did, I can attest to his punch power. “When people are riding high their confidence is moving in the right direction.
He’s not been bashed up, he’s coming off a nice string of victories. “Since he moved up to cruiserweight his whole career has fallen into place. Maybe that’s the weight that he should have always boxed at. “I’m sure Bellew has something up his sleeve against southpaws that he’s never shown before.”