The promoter explained the fight is being planned for London, Liverpool or Manchester and is going to be at crusierweight
Boxing promoter Eddien Hearn revealed he is looking to arrange the much anticipated fight between Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk before the end of the year.
The Ukranian made history when he became the first man to unify all four cruiserweight belts when he beat Murat Gassiev in Moscow in July.
After the achievement, it didn’t take him long to call out Bellew and Hearn is now looking at securing a suitable venue for the fight, listing London, Manchester and Liverpool as possible locations.
“We’re looking at November 10 and I think if this fight is going to happen it will get signed in the next two weeks,” he told tha boxing voice. “At the moment Usyk tells me he wants the fight and I know Bellew wants the fight,” adding that it will be at cruiserweight because the Brit wants to be the undisputed champion.
Speaking to talkSPORT in July, Bellew said: “Personally I want to do the fight, I’d love the fight,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“Usyk is the first man to have all four belts around his waist and the Ring Magazine belt, and the first name out of his mouth is some fat Scouser.
“I couldn’t believe my name was the first out of his mouth, but when I left the cruiserweight division two years ago I said I was the best in the world, and he obviously believed what I said. He’s defeated all the other cruiserweights and the first name he’s called is mine,” he continued before explaining it will be his last fight.
“I say that because I know how damaging the fight is going to be.
“I’m going to take a lot of stick in that fight. Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to come through it and I’ll get him at some point, but I’ll take a lot of stick and I’ll be losing when I knock him out.”
And Bellew is of the belief that is exactly what will happen when the pair meet.
“I’ll chin him! No two ways about it.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m not naïve and I don’t for one minute believe I’m a better boxer than Oleksandr Usyk, but what I can do is I can draw him into mistakes.
“I don’t care what anybody says, I’m a far bigger puncher than Murat Gassiev, I only need one – I’ve showed that over the last few years.”