Boxing Fans Are Worried For Tony Bellew After Watching His Post-Match Interview
Boxing fans have been left worried about Tony Bellew after he delivered an uncomfortable post-match interview.
The 35-year-old Brit lost to Oleksandr Usyk in the eighth round at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the former WBC Cruiserweight Champion looked -- and sounded -- lost with his response.
"Only the very best and very biggest will find a way to beat him"
Tony Bellew pays tribute to Oleksandr Usyk after the eighth round stoppage at the Manchester Arena.
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- Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) 10 November 2018
Meanwhile, boxing fans flocked to social media to raise their concerns about the injuries that he sustained in the fight.
He was repeating himself and had to ask what round it was stopped in twice in less than a minute. He needs a scan asap.
- Jamie___max (@jamiemaxi1) 10 November 2018
- Matt Stevens (@Mattstevens044) 10 November 2018
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Can someone check him over because that interview he sounded punch drunk and like I've never heard him before.
- Guy Hefford (@GuyHefford) 10 November 2018
Worrying interview...hope he gets himself sorted. Absolute warrior though fair play to both if them
- Cotty (@lukecotty) 10 November 2018
He needs to go to hospital tony...Dont think he is quite right..
- Baldeagle (@Baldeag23552875) 10 November 2018
The Liverpool-born boxer, who has since retired from boxing, was ahead on the judges' scorecards, but he couldn't stop the 31-year-old Ukrainian boxer from retaining his IBF, WBO, WBA and WBC Cruiserweight Championships.
While he's done with boxing, Bellew has not ruled out the possibility of joining the UFC.
"Usyk kept his discipline after falling behind in the first few rounds," boxer Carl Frampton said (via BBC Sport).
"Constantly on the front foot and the pressure worked. Absolute credit to Tony on tonight and what he's done in his career.
"Commiserations Tony Bellew and congratulations Oleksandr Usyk. Great fight!"
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