Bellew comfortable with new weight and expects to put on a show.
Tony Bellew was 3lb under the cruiserweight limit ahead of his first fight in the division when he takes on Valery Brudov at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night.
The 31-year-old makes the step up from light heavyweight for the first time as he goes in search of a world title, with his last fight ending in defeat to WBC champion Adonis Stevenson.
His veteran Russian opponent weighed in just under the official 200lb limit ahead of their WBO international title clash, as Bellew will be aware that victory on Saturday night would boost his ranking with the sanctioning body in his push for a title fight with Marco Huck.
“I just think it’s time to show what got me a name,” said the man known as the ‘Bomber’, according to Sky Sports.
“People don’t turn up to see a tickling contest, people don’t turn up to see someone run away and win points for 12 rounds.
“People turn up because they want to see a fight and on Saturday night you are going to see a fight. This guy knows no way but forwards and I’m not afraid to mix and get stuck in.”
With a passionate home crowd behind him, Bellew will be focused on getting the job done on Saturday and has previously revealed that he is much happier at this weight level which will allow him to show off his explosive power.