Tony Bellew Instagram: The Boxer’s Life After Retirement

By Tharmini Kenas

21st April 2020

Tony Bellew Instagram: The Boxer’s Life After Retirement

Regarded as one of the best British professional boxers, Tony Bellew or Bomber retired in 2018 after 11 years of boxing. 

His reputation is undeniably terrific with the WBC cruiserweight title from 2016 to 2017, the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight titles from 2010 to 2014, the European cruiserweight title from 2015 to 2016 and a three-time ABA heavyweight champion as an amateur. 

So, what is the retired boxer up to now? A peek at Tony Bellew’s Instagram might just surprise you. 

Tony’s Glory Days Of Boxing

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The list of boxers he knocked down is a long one and it includes Jamie Ambler, Adam Wilcox, Paul Bonson, Ayitey Powers, Hastings Rasani, and David Haye

His last match before he hung up his boxing gloves for good was the highly anticipated fight with Oleksandr Usyk. Unfortunately, Oleksandr Usyk defeated Tony. 

Apart from his talents, Tony his well-known for being supportive of his fellow boxers. 

What Tony said about Deontay Wilder after his win against Luis Ortiz for the WBC heavyweight belt is enough proof of his sportsmanship and solidarity.

Tony Bellew’s Instagram Post About His Retirement

On November 23 2018, Tony left a message out to his fans and followers in Instagram. 

“It is time for me to finally leave the ring, the bell has rung for the final time and I want to thank you all for the support you have given me over the years, it is not the end of my story though so keep an eye on”


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Expectedly, there were a series of comments from his ardent fans!

“One day I still hope to shake your hand and thank you, you will never know how much I’ve enjoyed watching you’re fights and interviews, and how much strength I’ve gained from you in my darkest days!”

“Please stay retired and good luck in your future! Indeed you over-achieved with timely wins. Respect.”

Tony Bellew’s Instagram Timeline Post-Retirement


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Apart from spending time with his family and continuously supporting his fellow boxers, Tony seems to have been quite busy since his retirement. 

Just a month after his retirement, he launched a 12-week training plan which includes audio workouts, training advice, and diet recipes. 

Motivations Galore…

Being looked up by millions of fans and supporters worldwide, Tony’s words of motivation go a long way for those who are looking to make changes to their lifestyle.

In one of Tony Bellew’s Instagram posts, he said, 

“Let’s keep it going! To those of you who’ve thought about getting started but for some reason not properly managed it yet, don’t beat yourself up! It’s never too late to get started! 

“I’ve been there many many times, I understand what it’s like, guys, you’ve just got to take action, get outside and just put one foot in front of the other, or walk through that gym door, or get into the garage and do that first workout…”

Wife, Family And Quality Time Together…

It is no secret that Tony Bellew and his wife Rachael Roberts are a tight couple. Time away from the boxing ring means more quality time for Tony, Rachael and their kids. 

Tony Bellew Embarked On His Own Fitness Journey


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A few people have been seeing me out training and asking me, and some comments on my recent posts too… I have been upping my game training (best I can with my ankle) and I have been smashing my diet thanks to @dotheunthinkableuk , but I want to confirm as I am being asked loads… No, I am not coming out of retirement! I am taking it as a compliment though as it means you think I am losing some of my fat bits ha. Was 17.7 stone, I’m now 16.2 stone after 8 weeks, feeling fitter and stronger now too. The team have documented everything I am doing, so if you want to have a go at the diet (which I highly recommend) 👉 click the link in my bio 👈 it includes my training plan too which you can download and follow. Hope it helps some of you out there guys! 👍

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Apparently, Tony Bellew followed his own 12-week training plan and said he felt fitter and stronger. Tony Bellew’s Instagram post of his before and after photos will make you go wow at his transformation! 

Tony Likes To Read! 

Interestingly, he shared his reading list and it looks like he has a favourite theme. 

Tony Is All Set For British Reality Show SAS: Who Dares Wins Celebrity 2020

Along with Katie Price, Joey Essex, Yasmin Evans, Lauren Steadman, Brendan Cole and other celebrities, Tony Bellew is going to be a part of SAS: Who Dares Wins Celebrity 2020. 

The reality show involves tough intense training carried out by Special Air Service trainers.

What’s more, the celebrities are expected to live in basic conditions that test their physical and mental strength. 

Tony Is Dealing With Anger Issues

Recently, Tony has revealed that he is constantly battling his aggressive nature. Sadly, retirement has not all been glorious for him. 

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In a heartbreaking interview, Tony opened up that since he retired, he has lost focus. Apparently, he had done everything he wanted to do in his life. 

“So I need ­something new and I’m trying to find it, but I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I’m 37 and I’ve got no job. It can be tough sometimes.”

He also admitted that he misses fighting, punching people in the face and the buzz of walking into the boxing ring.

“I’ve got an aggressive side, there’s no two ways about it. That’s how I’ve been able to do what I’ve done in my life.”

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