The first presser for the bout to determine the world's greatest cruiserweight started strong and has carried on for months now...
When Bellew says that Usyk is a 'superstar' and an absolute 'monster' in the ring, he is playing a snide game of backhanded compliments.
Anything a fighter says in the pre fight hype is a tool of destruction, but Bellew was mistaken...
...and was corrected.
'He is a monster' Tony Bellew exclaimed to Usyk's corner..
'No. Not monster, I am White Dragon!' retorted Usyk himself...
In that moment, I knew Bellew lost not only the battle, but the war!
Usyk does not fall for the brigade of false friendship and coventry.
He is a slick boxer who attained the Gold Medal and has beaten the likes of Joe Joyce and Murat Gassiev.
This man is fearless and arguably the greatest boxer living.
Those that argue Vasyl Lomachenko is better simply do not know that these two men train together, and Usyk is practically the 240 pound Loma!
This White Dragon will fulfill his destiny as pound for pound great, and if he does ever take on the likes of giants in Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, he will dance around them with sophistication and skill to the likes of a young Sugar Ray moving up to middleweight.
Usyk vs. Bellew is this Saturday! Don't miss the greatest cruiserweight living beat another champion in their own backyard.. and set up his legacy for greater things!