By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 05/11/18 10:45am
Oleksandr Usyk has arrived in Britain, just a few days away from his battle with Tony Bellew for all the world cruiserweight titles in Manchester.
The Ukrainian is the division’s undisputed champion and will also put his 15-fight unbeaten record on the line against Bellew this Saturday night at Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Usyk insists he expected Bellew to defeat Haye twice at heavyweight, but has warned the Merseysider that he will not be unsettled by a war of words.
“I watched the two fights and the first fight I was for Tony, even though the bookmakers were against him, and nothing really showed that Tony would win,” Usyk told Sky Sports.
“During the second fight, I knew Tony would win.
“He talks a lot. He thinks that he plays his game, but this is the game of my rules.”
Bellew has vowed to “expose” Usyk’s flaws then “break his heart” when the first bell rings at the weekend.
“I’m going to beat him – I don’t care what you say, I don’t care what you think. I’m going to find a way,” said Bellew.
“Believe you me, I will get to Oleksandr Usyk and break his heart and take his soul.”
Watch Usyk vs Bellew for the undisputed cruiserweight title, at Manchester Arena, on November 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 6pm. Book it online here.
Even if you aren’t a Sky TV subscriber you can book and watch it at skysports.com/boxofficelive.