Tony Bellew is the current WBC Cruiserweight World Champion and one of the best boxers on the planet. He has held the title since 2016 when he defeated Ilunga Makabu at his favourite football club Everton’s Goodison Park stadium. Also, a former European Cruiserweight, WBO International Cruiserweight and British light-heavyweight champion Tony has a fantastic record. With only two defeats to his name, Tony has won 28 fights in his career 18 of these by knockout.
Excelling at amateur level, Tony won the ABA title in 2002 and 2003 impressively knocking out every opponent who stood in his way. In 2007 he turned professional getting off to the perfect start by beating Jamie Ambler in his first start. In 2010 Tony challenged for the vacant Commonwealth belt in the lightweight division, beating Atoli Moore to claim the title.
He successfully defended his title on three separate occasions before attempting his first assault at the World Title. In 2011 Tony went up against fellow Brit Nathan Cleverly to compete for the WBO light heavyweight belt. Unfortunately, he suffered a devastating first defeat of his career, narrowly losing on points. However, he did not let this setback affect his career and made the move to Cruiserweight.
He came up against Nathan Cleverly once again this time as a WBO Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. He got his revenge winning via a spilt decision. He added another belt to his now growing list of honours when he defeated highly rated Polish fighter Mateusz Masternak on a unanimous points decision becoming the European Cruiserweight champion.
In 2016 Tony challenged for the WBC Cruiserweight title coming up against Congolese boxer Ilunga Makabu. Makabu hadn’t lost a fight since his debut in 2008 but Tony defeated him just three rounds to claim the belt. He then successfully defended his title against BJ Flores late last year. In early 2017 he is going up against former heavyweight champion of the world David Haye in one of the most eagerly awaited clashes in the boxing world.
One of the most popular names in the sport, Tony had a small role opposite Sylvester Stallone in the 2015 film Creed. To book Tony Bellew as an after dinner speaker for your event or as a guest or sports speaker contact Champions Speakers via the form on the website or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.