After a shock win over David Haye last Saturday what is next for Tony Bellew?
Rumours of Tony Bellew retiring have sparked and this would not be a bad move for Bellew. Bellew is above all a family man, he repeatedly says that all that matters to him is getting home to his three kids. A retirement therefor would be a good move for Bellew, he will most likely move into commentating and will still stay in the fight game most likely.
If Tony doesn’t retire who could he face next?
As I have spoken about in the most recent post about Tyson Fury’s return fight, Tony could face Tyson. Bellew could remain at heavyweight and fight the former world champion in a huge showdown. Tyson’s return alone would be huge but fighting someone like Bellew, current Cruiserweight world champion and has beaten David Haye, it would be huge.
Eddie Hearn has said that he wants to see Bellew fight for a heavyweight world title. Bellew would surely want this also, Deontay Wilder is a possible opponent who could help Tony achieve this goal. Wilder most recently beat Gerald Washington in a fight which saw Wilder win by TKO. Deontay Wilder would be a great opponent for Bellew as he is world champion and a tough comeptitor. At heavyweight Tony struggled to knock down David Haye due to him not having the power to do so. So if he fought Wilder then he would have to go in to the fight with a more tactical mindset because he threw and landed a lot of heavy shots against Haye and they did not put him on the canvas.
The WBO champ called out Bellew publically and so could be a good potential fight for Bellew. Parker won his this strap late last year in a points victory over Andy Ruiz. This fight would be a good payday for both fighters and gives Parker the chance to gain more publicity and gives Bellew the chance to win a world title. Joesph Parker wants a big payday and a fight against Bellew would bring him a hard fight which could go rounds as Bellew did with Haye. Even though Haye did hey injured, that was not until around the 5th/6th round, he could not knock out his opponent Bellew early as he promised. Bellew proved he has a solid chin and therefor will be a tough opponent for a lot of heavyweight boxers.
Whyte is a good move for most boxers as he was seen to test Joshua for the first time and took him 7 rounds, he also beat Dereck Chisora in an action packed showdown. Whyte vs Bellew would be an interesting bout as Bellew wants the big payday and wants to figt someone who, if beaten, could lead him to a world tirle. This fight would be good for Whyte as he could gain more experience and see what standard he is at from facing Bellew.
Whatever Bellew decides to do whether it is retire, face one of the above people or somebody else, he has achieved a great deal in his boxing career to date being both cruiserweight world champion and beating ex world champion David Haye at heavyweight.