On Saturday night, in Liverpool, Tony Bellew will meet Isaac Chilemba in WBC world title eliminator. With the winner set for a world title shot against either Chad Dawson or Adonis Stevenson, it is set to be an electrifying evening in the city's Echo Arena. Despite being deep in preparation for the fight, Tony Bellew took time out to have a quick chat with us before his big night.
Credit: Mark Robinson
Last time out against Roberto Bolonti you got badly cut early on and had to adapt your game plan. Do you feel you learned a lot from that fight?
TB: I learned a massive, massive amount. I went out there like a crazed animal trying to knock him out in the first 2 rounds and ended up with an arsehole above my eyebrow. It was crazy to go through that but I've done it and got through it and you learn from that.
In preparation for this fight with Chilemba you've been out sparring and training in New York... what's that been like?
TB: New York's a great experience. It's no good getting p...