McCrory – I hope Bellew isn’t hurt

Glenn McCrory is finding it hard to take David Haye v Tony Bellew seriously and he is just hopes nobody gets seriously hurt.

Haye fights Bellew in a much anticipated heavyweight clash on Saturday evening and it will be the first time the Liverpool boxer has fought at that weight.

Indeed Haye weighed in nearly a stone heavier and bookmakers suggest that the contest could be a short-lived one for Bellew.

Former IBF cruiserweight champion McCrory is just hoping nothing happens to Bellew.

“For me this isn’t the greatest fight at all, it shouldn’t last long and it is a mismatch – but please God I hope we don’t see some sort of injury,” McCrory told

“That would be a massive mistake and prove that the fight should not have gone ahead, things have been said but we really don’t want to see someone hurt just because he wanted to earn some money – we don’t want to but a dampener on this but this should be a straightforward.

“You have a good big man, and you have Bellew – he was not a great light heavyweight, he certainly isn’t a great cruiserweight – the only chance he has is if David has been laid back since he has been away, but I can’t see it.

“It has been talked into a very big fight, whether it should be or not I am not sure.”

McCrory believes that Bellew has talked his way into making the fight.

“I am quite surprised I used to work with them both, all off a sudden Tony starts to call him out – I didn’t quite understand where it stemmed from but now he has got the fight,” he continued.

“I think Bellew has looked what Kell Brook did, he got in with GGG when he probably shouldn’t of – but he had nothing to lose, and this is the same – he loses he moves back to crusierweight – if Haye loses it would be a disaster and would be career ending, no doubt about it but more than that it would tarnish his career.

“But for me Tony has talked himself into a big pay day, fair play to him it is not merited in anyway but people have bought it.

“If David has anything left whatsoever, and I know him well and he has always kept himself in good shape, then it is only going one way.”

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