Tony Bellew is a former professional boxer and champion. He is one the most respected and loved boxers in Britain and one of the greatest boxers to have come out of England.
Earnings and net worth
Bellew’s career as a professional boxer meant that his net worth was much higher than the average Joe. Bellew’s net worth was estimated at around PS9.6million in 2021. This amounts to $13 Million.
Bellew revealed that he was poor during his rookie years. In the beginning of his professional career, he was paid just PS100 to spar with boxers. See what he makes from a fight now .
His star grew and his hard work paid off. Fast forward to 2017, when Bellew agreed to a staggering purse of PS2.8million to face Haye in a match. This sum also included a share of the revenue from the pay-per view.
Haye offered him a rematch and he was awarded a similar purse. His star power was evident and fans began to tune in. He won the purse mentioned above, along with more of the pay-per view cake. The match had over 800,000. This was the same number as Bellew’s fight against Usyk. Multiple sources have reported that Bellew spent a record-breaking PS4 million to fight Usyk.
Before his fight against Usyk, Bellew’s net worth was estimated at approximately PS15 million. After his retirement from boxing, this dropped to the PS9.6 million.
Bellew retired after he became a boxing analyst at Sky Sports. He gives his opinions and analyses on boxing matches to the media house.
Bellew was also a part of the movie business. He was the role of ‘Pretty Ricky Conlan’ in Creed, the seventh installment in the Rocky movie series. Ant Middleton hosted the second series of Celebrity SAS in Britain in 2020. He also starred in that show.
Bellew also played the role of ‘Pretty Ricky Conlan’ in Creed, the seventh Rocky film. She was featured in Celebrity SAS’ second series in the UK hosted by Ant Middleton.
Tony Bellew was born Anthony Bellew, 30 November 1982. He was born in Liverpool (England). He lives with Rachael, his wife, and their three children in Lancashire.
Bellew was married to Rachael Roberts, his childhood sweetheart. She was his first love since he was nine years old. They have three sons, Corey, Cobey, and Carter. In 2018, they were married at Peckforton Castle.
They have a very close relationship. Rachael threatened Bellew with divorce if Bellew didn’t quit Usyk after their fight. Bellew had a wonderful relationship with Racheal and his brother, the late Ashley Roberts. Ashley died tragically while on vacation in Mexico. Ashley was only 32 years old when he died. After defeating Haye, Bellew was emotional and paid tribute to Ashley’s dear and departed brother.
“I just wanted to let you know that I lost my brother in-law in August. I swear to God that he was watching over and was there for me tonight. Ashley, I am so sorry. Bellew, visibly in tears after the fight, said that he was sorely missed.
Bellew is an avid supporter of Everton FC, his local football team. Bellew is a regular at the Toffees’ games and is a prominent fan. He was famously paraded onto the pitch at half-time during a Goodison Park home match. He also wanted to play football for Everton, but he settled on boxing as his career choice.
Everton is not his only connection. He used to enter the ring to the exact same song that Merseyside blue enter Goodison Park. His entry music was Z-Cars’ theme song.
Boxing successes and legacy
As an amateur, Bellew was a three time ABA Heavyweight Champion. In 2007, he began professional boxing, with Jamie Ambler as his first opponent. Ambler was defeated in two rounds. Next, he beat Wayne Brooks (and Adam Wilcox).
Bellew began a long winning streak in 2008 and beat multiple boxers. He won 12 consecutive victories and defeated some well-known names.
Bellew’s remarkable career was highlighted in May 2016. He won the WDC Cruiserweight title that year. In front of a large Liverpool crowd, he defeated Ilunga Makabu to win the title. He was finally able to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion by winning the title through a referee stoppage. He was a world-class boxer and his courage and heart were praised by analysts and fans alike.
Bellew lost his final fight against Usyk. Bellew’s challenge seemed the right test for him as he was carrying a lot of momentum. Bellew was making his final boxing appearance and promised to win by defeating Usyk.
Bellew was unable to overcome his opponent despite his bright start. The Ukrainian fighter was like a chess grandmaster who calculated every move and punched. In the first half, he took brunt of Bellew’s offense and then attacked the exhausted Englishman.
Eight rounds in, Usyk landed an impressive right jab. Then he followed that up with a looping right hook that dropped Bellew. Bellew did not get up after the referee began the count. This was the end of a remarkable career.
Bellew’s win to loss ratio was an incredible 10:1. In his 30 victories, he lost only three times. These losses were against Nathan Cleverly, Adonis Stevenson and Usyk in 2013.