Re: Thoughts on Bellew after last night. Is he ready for the elite?
Bellew to me is looking more & more like a badly weight drained fighter. After the weigh in he was so gaunt I thought he looked like he was 15 years old! Then during the fight he was slow & ponderous, he made the argie look like Herol Graham avoiding his shots when he was steaming in. Then that horrible cut from a decent left hook he got countered with... dried out skin with the brutal weight making caused that IMO.
I know Tony always says he makes the weight OK & is drinking protein shakes & all that on the morning of the weigh in, but I think its his obsessive training thats getting the weight off, not being comfortable making weight. This guy could burn out soon IMO if he isnt careful. Looks to me to be pushing his body too far, its not right looking the way he does at a weigh in, collapsed cheeks, bulging eyeballs & looking like a big skinny 15 year old lad...