Unbeaten Liverpudlian Tony Bellew doesn’t just intend to add the British light-heavyweight title to his Commonwealth strap on Saturday night, intends to pulverize his opponent in the process.
Bellew, 28, faces Derby-based Jamaican Ovill McKenzie in a rematch of their topsy- turvy December 2010 meeting.
That night Bellew tasted the canvas twice before his determination saw him prevail via stoppage mid-way through round eight.
“He will come into this fight expecting the exact same approach from me, without a shadow of a doubt,” Bellew told the Liverpool Echo. “He’ll be expecting the same Tony Bellew who turned up on December 12 but on Saturday night he will get the fright of his life.
“He’s going to get manhandled, he’s going to get beat down and he’s going to get hurt. I’m planning on really punishing Ovill McKenzie. I don’t want a quick knockout, I want to punish him and go to school on him.
“It will be a long, painful night for Ovill McKenzie. I’m going to punish him to the head and body and I’ll be hitting him from all angles from start to finish. And, I’m going to enjoy punishing him and ramming his taunts back down this throat.”