David Coldwell says Tony Bellew's knockout loss is still painful to watch
David Coldwell says Tony Bellew’s knockout loss is still painful to watch
Tony Bellew’s knockout loss to Oleksandr Usyk was “horrible” to watch, but he “performed fantastically” against the undisputed champion, says his trainer David Coldwell.
The Merseysider made a confident start, opening a lead on two of the scorecards against cruiserweight king Usyk, only to suffer a dramatic stoppage loss in the eighth round at The Manchester Arena.
Sky Sports expert Coldwell was proud of Bellew’s performance, admitting that a punch near the end of the sixth round suddenly turned the fight in Usyk’s favour.