Bellew lands dream world title shot at Goodison May 29

Liverpool cruiserweight Tony Bellew has had his dream come true when the popular 33yo landed not on;ty at shot at the Wvacant WBC world cruiserweight title but on home soil at the home of Everton football club Goodison Park on Sunday May 29.

Bellew a life long Everton fanatic has won his last 6 outings since moving up to cruiser and will now take on Ilunga Makubu who brings 19 wins to the ring with 18 of those inside the distance and is one of only 2 fighters to stop Glen Johsnon, so the Congolese is not coming to make the numbers up.

“I’m over the moon to get this opportunity,” Bellew told DAILY SPORT Boxing. “Eddie Hearn and Bill Kenwright the chairman of Everton have got this done, I can’t thank them enough. They are both behind me 100 per cent and I’m looking forward to getting this all underway.

“I’ve been training for four weeks now and this is the defining fight and night of my career. The experience has been passed, I’ve done it all now, British, Commonwealth, European – beaten fringe contenders, former world champions – I’m ready to conquer the world.

“I can’t wait for this all to get underway now, the build-up, press conferences – coming face to face with Ilunga Makubu for the first time.

“The WBC belt has always been the one that I’ve wanted to win more than any other. I’ve got unfinished business with that Green Belt, I lost last time against Adonis Stevenson at Light-Heavyweight, but I was never a Light-Heavyweight.

“I was born to lift that belt on May 29, I’ve achieved my dream getting this fight on, I know I’m going to win, I can’t and won’t be defeated at Goodison Park – the greatest stadium in the world.

“I’m expecting the city to turn out in their droves as it’s going to be a very special event for us all.”

Tickets priced £40, £60, £100, £200 and £350 VIP go on sale to Matchroom Boxing Fight Pass members at midday tomorrow (April 30) through the Fight Pass section of www.matchroomboxing.com

Tickets will go on general sale at midday on Tuesday 3rd May, Tickets priced £40-£200 can be purchased by visiting www.evertonfc.com/eticketing, or by calling 0151 556 1878*. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased in person by visiting the Park End ticket office or our City Centre ticket facility in Everton Two, Liverpool One. £350 VIP tickets will be available exclusively from www.matchroomboxing.com  *Booking fees apply.

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