By Elliot Foster [@FreelanceFoz]
Tony Bellew will have his next opponent revealed this weekend.
It is believed that the 32-year-old cruiserweight’s foe for his next outing will be announced on Sky Sports.
Bellew is set to return to the ring at London’s O2 Arena on December 12, on the undercard of the sold-out triple title showdown between heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.
And while that has been known for some time, the identity of his opponent has yet to be disclosed.
But that will change on Saturday when he and promoter Eddie Hearn reveal the details of his next clash, from the ECHO Arena in Liverpool, as he supports Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding in their all-Scouse showdown.
“This fight I’m having [on December 12], it’s the hardest fight of my career bar Adonis Stevenson,” Bellew said.
“It’s not for a world title, but it’s a status fight. This is a really tough fight.
“With what I have coming up in the future, there is not a man alive who would take this fight. I didn’t have to, but I did because I fight,” Bellew said.
“On December 12,” ‘The Bomber’ continued, “my fight will probably be the most brutal fight of the night because I’m not going to take a backwards step.
“I want to knock this man out. Nobody’s done it –– like, actually knocked him out –– but I believe I’m the man to do it.”
“But,” he teased, “I’m going to have to go through hell to do it.”
Elsewhere on the card being billed ‘Bad Intentions’ by promoter Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Sport company, Chris Eubank Jr., the second generation middleweight, will take on Irishman Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan in a final eliminator for the WBA title.
Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell and former WBC lightweight title challenger Kevin Mitchell have been confirmed for the bill, but their foes have also yet to be confirmed.