Pound-for-pound star Usyk made history to become the first Cruiserweight to hold all four recognised belts, following his World Boxing Super Series win in July.
Bellew has won British, Commonwealth, European and World titles, and the Liverpudlian has hinted this could be his last fight. “This is the ultimate test for me,” said Bellew. “There is no greater test than Oleksandr Usyk, he is one of the most feared men in boxing.
This is nothing new to me, everyone says that I can’t do it again. Everyone is saying that I’ll get beat-up quickly, but we’ll find out won’t we. “Make no mistake, I know this is the most dangerous fight of my life but I’m also going into this with my eyes wide open, I’m not in awe of Usyk.
I won’t stand and admire him and allow him to rattle off five-punch combinations on my head. “He’s meeting someone now who’s just as quick as him, someone that’s competed at a division lighter than him and someone that’s come across fighters much more powerful than him. “I’m going into this fight with absolutely nothing to lose because the e World thinks I’m going to get smashed. I have everything to gain and nothing to lose. On November 10 I’m going to do something that nobody has ever done before, I’m going to knockout an undisputed Cruiserweight Champion of the World.”