Born on November 30, 1982 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, Tony Bellew is a rangy boxer who has fought at light heavyweight and cruiserweight. He had a successful amateur career, winning ABA titles in 2002 and 2003 and picking up quite a few KOs along the way. He even jumped up to heavyweight as an amateur.
Bellew decided to join the professional ranks on October 6, 2007 when he fought Jamie Ambler. The fight didn’t last long, as he scored a TKO victory in the second round. Less than a month later he fought again, this time scoring a third-round TKO over Adam Wilcox. He had one more fight to finish the year, and it was against his first opponent with a winning record in the 3-0-1 Wayne Brooks. That didn’t matter, as he put Brooks out in the third round to win by KO.
He continued building his record in 2008 and 2009, and by the time 2009 ended he was 12-0, with eight of those wins coming by knockout. That was good enough to get him a shot at the vacant Commonwealth light heavyweight title, although it was against an inexperienced opponent in the 4-1 Atoli Moore. Tony Bellew came out and dominated from the very beginning, finishing the fight by TKO in the first round. He beat Bob Ajisafe by unanimous decision and then finished Ovill McKenzie by TKO in the eighth round. He was then supposed to fight Nathan Cleverly in a world title fight but missed weight and lost that opportunity. In an interesting turn of events, he had to fight Ovill McKenzie again, this time winning a unanimous decision after 12 rounds and earning the British light heavyweight title in the process.
Bellew then got another chance to fight Nathan Cleverly, on October 15, 2011 for the WBO light heavyweight title. He came up short, though, as his opponent’s boxing skills were just a bit too much for him to handle. He ended up dropping a majority decision in a close fight. Bouncing back with a fifth-round KO over Danny McIntosh, he then beat Edison Miranda by TKO in the ninth round to win the WBC Silver International light heavyweight title. He picked up the WBC Silver light heavyweight title in his next fight, and by November 30, 2013, he had earned another world title fight. This was against Adonis Stevenson for the WBC, The Ring, and lineal light heavyweight titles. He was no match for the power of Stevenson, losing by TKO in the sixth round.
Tony Bellew decided to drop to cruiserweight after that loss, and immediately picked up the WBO International belt with a 12th-round KO over Valery Brudov. After putting together a six-fight winning streak, he got to fight against Ilunga Makabu on May 29, 2016 for the WBC cruiserweight title. This time, Bellew wouldn’t be denied a world title, as he stopped Makabu in the third round by KO. He followed that up with a title defense over BJ Flores where he once again won by third-round KO.
What is Tony Bellew's Record?
Tony Bellew's record currently stands at 30 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw. Of those 30 wins he has stopped 20 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 67%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 2 times. He's boxed a total of 51 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 1.5 rounds on average.
What was Bellew's last fight?
Tony Bellew's last fight took place against Oleksandr Usyk's on 10th Nov 2018, in Manchester, United Kingdom. He lost by knockout in the 8th round. That fight was 5 years ago.
How active is Tony Bellew?
Bellew's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Where is Tony Bellew From?
Bellew was born in the United Kingdom.
How Old Is Tony Bellew?
The cruiserweight is currently 41 years old. He was born on 30th November 1982, so he will turn 42 in 11 months and 25 days.
How long has Bellew been fighting?
Tony Bellew made his professional debut in October 2007, so he has been a pro for 16 years and 1 month.
How tall is Tony Bellew?
Bellew is 6' 3" (6 Foot and 3 inches) which is 191cm (1 meter and 91 centimeters).
What is Bellew's Reach?
His reach is 74 inches (74") which is 188 cm (1 meter and 88 centimeters).
What stance does Tony Bellew use?
Bellew fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.
What will be Tony Bellew's Next Fight?
Tony Bellew doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.
How can I stream Tony Bellew's Fights?
In the UK you can usually stream Bellew's fights on Sky Sports Box Office.
In the US you can usually stream Tony Bellew's fights via DAZN.
What are some recent Tony Bellew results?
Tony Bellew has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat David Haye on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against David Haye on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat BJ Flores on 15th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
He had defeated Ilunga Makabu on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool.
|Age||Date Of Birth||Nationality||Height||Reach||Stance||Weight Division|
|41||November 30, 1982||United Kingdom||191 cm||188 cm||orthodox||Cruiserweight (200 lb)|
|Professional Record||Wins||Wins By KO||Knockout Percentage||Losses||Losses By Stoppage||Draws||Pro Rounds||Debut|
|2018-11-10||Oleksandr Usyk||Lost (KO 8)||watch replay||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2018-05-05||David Haye||Won (TKO 5)||The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|2017-03-04||David Haye||Won (TKO 11)||The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|2016-10-15||BJ Flores||Won (TKO 3)||Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|2016-05-29||Ilunga Makabu||Won (TKO 3)||Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|2015-12-12||Mateusz Masternak||Won (UD 12)||watch replay||The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|2015-09-05||Arturs Kulikauskis||Won (TKO 5)||First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom|
|2015-06-26||Ivica Bacurin||Won (TKO 10)||Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|2014-11-22||Nathan Cleverly||Won (SD 12)||Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom|
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