Tony Bellew calls out World Boxing Super Series king Oleksandr Usyk following win

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Tony Bellew calls out World Boxing Super Series champion Oleksandr Usyk following win
Bellew is the former WBC world champion (Picture: Getty)

Tony Bellew called out Oleksandr Usyk following the Ukrainians World Boxing Super Series win over Murat Gassiev on Saturday night.

Usyk cruised to unanimous points victory over Gassiev in the WBSS final, a fight which he was in total control of from the first bell.

He claimed the IBF and WBA cruiserweight world titles to add to his WBC and WBO straps to become the undisputed champion after just 15 fights.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA JULY 19, 2018: Umar Kremlyov, Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Russian boxer Murat Gassiev, Kalle Sauerland, Chief Boxing Officer for Comosa AG, and Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk (L-R) at a news conference on the upcoming 2017/18 World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Murat Gassiev and Oleksandr Usyk for the WBC, WBO, WBA, and IBF titles. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)
Gassiev, left, lost his belts to Usyk, right, in Moscow (Picture: TASS via Getty Images)

With very little left to acheive in the cruiserweight division, Usyk proceeded to call out Bellew himself after the fight, stating: I heard Tony Bellew is looking to fight the winner of the World Boxing Super Series – so hey, Tony Bellew, come see me. I am ready.

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If he doesnt come down [to cruiserweight] I will go up [to heavyweight].

And with Usyks own callout, Bellew took to social media to return fire.

Usyk I was BORN READY!! Lets get this done!! ?

— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) July 21, 2018

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Whether or not a potential fight would be at cruiserweight or heavyweight remains to be seen, but Bellews last two bouts have come at heavyweight against David Haye.

He beat Haye the first time back in March 2017 before beating him again in a rematch this year in May in even more convincing fashion.

Usyk hasnt fought at heavyweight before, but given his dominance of the cruiserweight division, the next logical step would be to step up to the next division.

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