Bellew – Usyk Will Fall Into My Trap

Liverpool’s Tony Bellew is confident Oleksandr Usyk will walk into trouble when he tries to show off during their showdown on Saturday.

The two men will fight to be cruiserweight king at the Manchester Arena, with Usyk ready to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

The Ukrainian star has yet to lose during his first 15 fights and many fans and experts rank him inside the top 10 in the pound-for-pound rankings.

Bellew heads into Saturday’s fight on a high after beating David Haye on two occasions before deciding to drop down in weight for one more fight.

The former WBC cruiserweight world champion believes he will have too much power for his rival and he thinks Usyk could be the master of his own downfall.

He told ESPN: “First of all I have genuine punch power. He has faced punch power before but has he faced a man that can detonate like me? Has he faced a man that can match him for speed because I can match him for speed.

“Remember, I’m coming from the light-heavyweight division. I used to be a light-heavyweight, and I’m much faster than cruiserweight.

“He’s pound for pound up there with the big boys, my best-ever opponent, but he’s not Lomachenko. He has a lot more faults than Lomachenko. He has a willing desire to want and need to please, and that’s going to be his undoing on November 10.”

Bellew added “His willingness to exchange, his willingness to fight fire with fire. Lomachenko probably punches harder than Usyk [for his weight] so he doesn’t have to be as exciting as Usyk and doesn’t have to take as many risks.”

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