37 Facts About Tony Bellew

1. Tony Bellew rocked Masternak late in the round badly but was unable to finish him.

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2. Tony Bellew celebrated his first fight as a cruiserweight with a 12th-round knockout of Valery Brudov on 15 March 2014 at the E cho Arena, Liverpool.

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3. As an amateur, Tony Bellew is a three-time ABA heavyweight champion.

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4. As an amateur, Tony Bellew is a three-time former ABA heavyweight champion.

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5. Tony Bellew prevailed in each of his two contests with the former WBA heavyweight ruler and now joins his compatriot on the other side of the ropes.

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6. Tony Bellew confirms retirement from boxing as David Haye congratulates him.

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7. Tony Bellew retires: Former world cruiserweight champion calls time on boxing career.

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8. Tony Bellew won 30 of his 34 fights in an impressive career, which included two bouts at heavyweight against David Haye.

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9. Tony Bellew announces retirement from boxing after KO loss to Oleksandr Usyk.

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10. Tony Bellew enjoyed starring in 2015 film Creed, a sequel to the Rocky film series, and he says he would consider other opportunities of that nature.

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11. Tony Bellew is an avid supporter of Everton FC, and has been paraded on the Goodison Park pitch at half-time during a game.

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12. Tony Bellew is biracial; his mother is of African descent and his father is of European descent.

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13. On 22 November 2018, via Social Media, Tony Bellew posted a video and a statement officially confirming his retirement from boxing.

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14. Tony Bellew died on Saturday, Anthony Bellew comes back alive.

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15. Tony Bellew took control in round 3, landing two straight right hands.

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16. Tony Bellew weighed 199¼ pounds, just over 2 years since he last made the cruiserweight limit and Usyk weighed 198¼ pounds.

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17. Prior to negotiations, Tony Bellew stated the fight must happen in 2018.

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18. Tony Bellew stated it would be last fight as a professional.

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19. Tony Bellew went on to dedicate the win to Ashley, his brother-in-law, who had died in August 2017.

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20. Tony Bellew came out cautiously in round 4, still wary of Haye's power.

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21. Tony Bellew knocked Haye down three times eventually winning the fight via TKO in round 5.

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22. In July 2017, Tony Bellew admitted that a potential fight with widely regarded pound for pound number one fighter and unified light-heavyweight champion Andre Ward was of interest and the teams of the respective fighters were currently in negotiations.

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23. In June 2017, Tony Bellew stated that he would next fight in either November or December 2017.

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24. Tony Bellew contemplated retiring after claiming he had done it all.

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25. Tony Bellew knocked Haye down out of the ropes late in the eleventh round.

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26. Tony Bellew weighed in at 14st 3lbs 1oz while Makabu took to the scales at just over 14st.

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27. Tony Bellew faced Ilunga Makabu, who had not lost since his debut back in 2008, at Goodison Park in Liverpool.

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28. On 29 May 2016, Tony Bellew challenged for the WBC cruiserweight title, vacated by Grigory Drozd, who had been injured and not fought since his knockout win in May 2015.

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29. Tony Bellew produced a solid performance as the fight with Masternak was back and forth throughout.

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30. In the post-fight interview, Tony Bellew said, "I'm over the moon, listen it's over, it's put to bed.

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31. On 22 November 2014 Tony Bellew got his rematch against Nathan Cleverly, this time fighting as cruiserweights.

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32. Tony Bellew successfully defended the title on 12 July 2014 against Julio Cesar Dos Santos via a 5th-round TKO.

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33. Tony Bellew celebrated his first fight as a cruiserweight with a 12th-round knockout of Valery Brudov on 15 March 2014 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool.

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34. On 16 July 2011 Tony Bellew made the third defence of his Commonwealth title and won the vacant British belt with a repeat victory over Ovill McKenzie, with the bout this time lasting the full 12 rounds.

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35. On 12 March 2010 Tony Bellew challenged for the vacant Commonwealth title at light heavyweight beating Atoli Moore at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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36. Tony Bellew made his professional boxing debut on 6 October 2007 against journeyman Jamie Ambler and made a winning start with a second round win.

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37. Anthony Lewis Tony Bellew is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2007 to 2018.

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