On This Day in 2016: Tony Bellew wins WBC world cruiserweight title

On This Day in 2016: Tony Bellew wins WBC world cruiserweight title

On May 29th, 2016, Tony Bellew fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a world champion by knocking out Ilunga Makabu in the third round of their fight at Goodison Park. The stadium was packed with his fellow Everton fans who had come to cheer him on, and Bellew did not disappoint.

The fight was expected to be a close one, with both men coming into the bout with impressive records. However, Bellew wasted no time in taking control of the fight, landing a crushing left hook in the second round that shook Makabu to his core.

In the third round, Bellew finished things off with a spectacular knockout, sending Makabu crashing to the canvas. The crowd erupted in cheers as Bellew shed tears of joy, realizing that he had finally achieved the pinnacle of his career.

The win was especially sweet for Bellew, who had been a lifelong Everton fan. Fighting in front of his home crowd at Goodison Park was a dream come true, and winning the world title there made it all the more special.