Retired cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew has never been one to mince his words or be shy with his opinion and it doesn’t appear he’s going to start now in retirement either.

There was a time only last year before Bellew retired where he was linked with a possible fight against WBC heavyweight champion Wilder but at the time Bellew declined the fight as Wilder was too big for him.

To be fair to Bellew, he did take on the best cruiserweight in the world in the form of Oleksandr Usyk not long after that.

Bellew has now come out all of a sudden this week and labelled Wilder as the worst heavyweight champion of all time.

This seems very harsh and totally out of the blew considering Bellew is retired and had the chance to fight Wilder not long than a year ago.

If he is the worst heavyweight champion of all time then surely it would have presented an appealing opportunity to fight him last year.

Wilder fought Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury last year, two fighters recognized by most as being in the top five heavyweights in boxing at the moment.

Recently the Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch talks collapsed after Fury signed a new deal with ESPN.

Time will tell if boxing fans get to see the likes of Fury, Wilder and Anthony Joshua get it in the ring this year to try to find out once and for all who is the best heavyweight in the world.

Anthony Joshua for his part next takes on Jarrell Miller on June 1st in New York.

The end of the year is probably the most realistic time frame at this point for either of the three big heavyweight names in the world to fight one another.