TwitterFacebook

Will we see Tyson Fury vs. Tony Bellew in 2018?

C Johnson

Chris lives in U.S.A. He loves attending shows and chatting to boxing stars and sharing his opinion. He likes to write about UK and USA boxing news and you can read various news story’s ranging from interviews to opinion pieces.

KO Boxing Forum

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost upon us. A lot has happened this year in the sport.

For one, we had the chance to witness a historic event and the biggest pay per view of all-time when former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather defeated UFC superstar Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

What’s even more notable is just how many big names have walked away from the sport in 2017, including Mayweather, Tim Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez, Robert Guerrero, Wladimir Klitschko, and many others.

See Also

Klitschko definitely can’t put his head down, however, as he fought valiantly in his last ring performance, where he was stopped by IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in the 11th round of their classic bout this past April 29. The fight itself was historic for its ebbs and flows, as well the fact that it against shook up the landscape of the heavyweight division.

It will definitely be entertaining keeping up with the heavyweight ranks in 2018, but what kind of fights are we going to see exactly?

First off, you have to take a look at the champions in the heavyweight ranks. At the moment, there is no bigger interest in the sport than a possible clash between Joshua and WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder is coming off of an electric first round knockout over former champion Bermane Stiverne last month and was most recently spotted in Miami, where he had a face off with Luis Ortiz following the Cuban puncher’s 2nd round knockout victory over Daniel Martz.

As for Joshua, there is currently talk floating around the internet of a possible duel with WBO champion Joseph Parker for the first quarter of 2018. And while it looks like the division’s champions may be tied up, there is an interesting fight that might just be made between two of the division’s most colorful contenders in Tyson Fury and Tony Bellew.

Fury (25-0, 18 KO’s) is one of the divisions most colorful characters, yet he has been out of the ring since defeating Klitschko for the WBA/WBO/IBF belts in November of 2015. A myriad of personal issues have appeared to plague Fury, who also packed on some weight following his last bout.

Still, there is some interest brewing for a possible match-up between Fury and former champion Tony Bellew.

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, who promoters Bellew, believes there is a big chance Fury vs. Bellew could happen. Bellew was slated for a rematch next month with former champion David Haye, but it looks like that will be pushed back until March or May, and even then it’s not a guarantee the fight will happen. And even if it does, what’s stopping Bellew, if successful, from taking on Fury afterwards?

In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Hearn spoke on what he hopes can be a productive start to the first half of the year for his fighter.

“My plan for Tony Bellew is to beat David Haye then fight Tyson Fury,” Hearn explained. “By the time he beats Haye, the Fury maybe be in the clear [to fight].”

Fury is currently dealing with a doing suspension, and should he get cleared to fight, he is one of the biggest names in the division.

Who wins a Fury vs. Bellew fight? It’s an interesting match, to say the least. Here’s banking that all the ore-fight hype would be more entertaining than some actual fights.

And the fight itself would likely deliver too. A few years ago it would have been hard to fathom this match-up, given that Bellew was campaigning as low as the light heavyweight ranks. But Bellew has shown himself to be a solid player at heavyweight, as evidenced by his stoppage victory over Haye in their first fight.

Should be fun watching things play out.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Sergey Lipinets and Custio Clayton open to rematch after thrilling…

Sergey Lipinets and Custio Clayton open to rematch after thrilling draw

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets 16-1-1 (12) and late replacement Custio Clayton 18-0-1 (12) both accepted the result of their 12-round majority draw at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. The…

Dave Allen to face the mysterious Christopher Lovejoy

Dave Allen to face the mysterious Christopher Lovejoy

Fan favourite Dave ‘The White Rhino’ Allen 18-5-2 (15) will face late replacement Christopher ‘Pretty Boy’ Lovejoy 19-0 (19) on the undercard of the heavyweight blockbuster between Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London…

Mario Barrios out to steal the show against Ryan Karl…

Mario Barrios out to steal the show against Ryan Karl on Santa Cruz-Tank Davis undercard

WBA ‘regular’ junior welterweight champion Mario ‘El Azteca’ Barrios 25-0 (16) is looking forward to fighting in front of his hometown fans when he takes on Ryan ‘Cowboy’ Karl 18-2 (12) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on October 31. The fig…

Dereck Chisora demands third fight with Tyson Fury

Dereck Chisora demands third fight with Tyson Fury

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora believes a win over Oleksandr Usyk will lead to a third shot at Tyson Fury – providing the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ lives up to his word. Chisora 32-9 (23) faces former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk 17-0 (13) at…

Dereck Chisora promises to give Oleksandr Usyk "the fright of…

Dereck Chisora promises to give Oleksandr Usyk

Heavyweight gatekeeper Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) has promised to give Oleksandr Usyk 17-0 (13) “the fight of his life” when they meet at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London on October 31. Ukrainian southpaw Usyk, 33, will be having just his second fig…

Billy Joe Saunders set to defend WBO belt against Martin…

Billy Joe Saunders set to defend WBO belt against Martin Murray in Wembley on Dec 4

WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders 29-0 (14) will make the second defence of his title against former world title challenger Martin Murray 39-5-1 (17) at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London on December 4. The 31-year-old Hatfield sout…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US