Tony Bellew has the opportunity of a lifetime when he fights for the undisputed cruiserweight titles on November 10, but one former opponent has an eye on Bellew's next fight.
WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is paying attention Bellew's fight against Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed and unified WBA "super," WBO, WBC and IBF cruiserweight titles. Stevenson has previously fought Bellew and although the WBC 175-pound world champion has a title defense lined before the end of the year, he wouldn't mind moving up in weight.
Stevenson spoke to Sky Sports Boxing to talk about a potential rematch with Bellew and shared his thoughts regarding the British star. According to Stevenson, a potential move up in weight would solely depend on whether or not Bellew can actually beat the undefeated Usyk when the two fight on November 10.
"I don't have anything against Bellew but I do know he always talks ****, though. I love that about him, but I would like it if he wins. If he does win, I can fight him up at cruiserweight and beat him as a cruiserweight for the titles," Stevenson said.
Back in 2013, Bellew and Stevenson fought in Canada in what was Stevenson's second WBC world title defense. Stevenson scored a sixth-round TKO win over Bellew and would go on to make seven more successful title defenses. Stevenson will defend his title against Oleksandr Gvozdyk on December 1 in Quebec City.
Bellew has bounced back nicely from the loss to Stevenson in 2013. Bellew has now won 10 straight fights, capturing the WBC cruiserweight title and moving up to heavyweight for two fights against David Haye in the process, both of which Bellew won.