Who is Tony Bellew? Boxing world champ, film star and big Everton fan


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Following his big win over rival David Haye, here is all you need to know about the Bomber

TONY BELLEW sealed the biggest win over his career over fierce rival David Haye in March.

The world cruiserweight champion stepped up a division to dismantle the Hayemaker at heavyweight at the o2 Arena.

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Tony Bellew is the current WBC world cruiserweight champion


David Haye and Tony Bellew face each other in a grudge heavyweight clash at the O2 Arena on March 4

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David Haye and Tony Bellew clashed in a heavyweight grudge bout at the O2 Arena on March 4

Who is Tony Bellew?

Tony Bellew is a professional boxer from Liverpool who is currently the WBC world cruiserweight champion.

Bellew enjoyed a decorated amateur career winning the ABA heavyweight title three times, finishing with a record of 40 wins and seven defeats before turning professional in 2007.

The 34-year-old became Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion in 2010, but failed in two attempts to win the world title at that weight against Nathan Cleverley and Adonis Stevenson.

He finally became a world champion in 2016 after stepping up to his more natural division of cruiserweight, when he stopped Congolese opponent Ilunga Makabu.

Tony Bellew says David Haye is not the fighter he used to be

Tony Bellew defeated Ilunga Makabu to lift the world title

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Tony Bellew defeated Ilunga Makabu to lift the world title

What titles has Tony Bellew won?

ABA heavyeight title x3

Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion 2010

British light-heavyweight champion 2012

WBO international cruiserweight champion 2014

European cruiserweight champion 2015

WBC world cruiserweight champion 2016

What is Tony Bellew’s ringwalk music?

Bellew is a proud fan of Everton Football Club, and makes the walk to the ring with their adopted song blasting out of the speakers.

Like the team, he enters the arena to the sound of the theme tune to the them tune of the television programme Z-Cars – which was based on an old Liverpudlian folk song.

Tony Bellew is a lifelong supporter of Everton Football Club

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Tony Bellew is a lifelong supporter of Everton Football Club
Tony Bellew says he is ready for his fight with David Haye after finishing his training camp

He regularly trains with the footballers at the club’s Finch Farm training ground, and their home stadium Goodison Park was the venue when he finally became world cruiserweight champion in 2016.

Was Tony Bellew in a Hollywood film?

Bellew gained popularity in America when he had a supporting role in the hit film Creed, a spin-off to the famous Rocky films.

Sylvester Stallone starred in the film as Rocky Balbao, who took over the career of Adonis Johnson – son of Rocky’s former foe then friend Apollo Creed.

Bellew assumed the role of Ricky Conlan, defending world light-heavyweight champion, who locks horns with Stallone’s young fighter in a brutal title match which was also filmed at Goodison Park.

Bomber Bellew is off to Hollywood

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