Tony Bellew hopes to decide on whether to continue boxing this weekend
Tony Bellew is still undecided whether to extend his career but expects more “clarity” on his future on Friday.
The WBC cruiserweight champion has openly considered retirement in the wake of last month’s victory over David Haye, his professional debut as a heavyweight.
“I haven’t made a decision on what I want to do yet,” Bellew told Sky Sports News HQ. “I’m hopefully going to make a decision over the weekend.
I do believe we’ll have a meeting [on Thursday] and it will crossover [into Friday] and we’ll have more clarity then.
“I’m going to sit down with [promoter Eddie Hearn on Thursday], we’re going to talk about what’s available, then he’s going to go to my house and have a conversation with my missus.”
Bellew had previously suggested that the temptation of competing for a world heavyweight championship could entice him to prolong his 32-fight career but he is yet to be convinced.
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Highlights as Tony Bellew defeated David Haye
“I do not enjoy getting punched in the face, especially off these big men. I’d be telling you lies if I said I definitely know what I’m going to do, or what path I’m going to take.
“I do believe we’ll have a meeting [on Thursday] and it will crossover [into Friday] and we’ll have more clarity then.”
Dave Coldwell and Tony Bellew discuss their options for the future
Bellew’s trainer Dave Coldwell, who oversaw his capturing of the WBC title at Goodison Park then his victory against Haye, has said he would rather that his fighter chooses retirement.
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