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Bellew-Cleverly 2 tickets sell out quick

Perhaps Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn knew what he was doing by making the November 22nd rematch between Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly 28-1, 14 KOs) a pay-per-view fight on Sky Box Office from the Echo Arena, in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. The fight card, which includes the likes of James DeGale, Anthony Joshua, Callum Smith, Stephen Smith, Scott Quigg, and Jamie McDonnell, sold out in just 48 hours after the tickets went on sale.

That’s pretty impressive. The Bellew-Cleverly 2 fight is a decent one, but hardly what you’d call a great one. Neither of these guys have the talent to win a world title at cruiserweight in my view, but that still didn’t stop their fans from quickly buying out the tickets in just 2 days. Continue reading

Cleverly/Bellew rematch live on Sky Sports Box Office

DeGale, Joshua, Quigg, McDonnell and Callum Smith all feature on massive undercard

Tony Bellew will finally seek his revenge against arch rival Nathan Cleverly when the pair meet in the hugely-anticipated grudge match exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Three years ago, Cleverly defeated Bellew by a tight majority decision as he defended is WBO World Light Heavyweight crown and finally the rematch is on. On November 22 the pair will go head to head for the second time but at Cruiserweight back at the Echo Arena in Bellew’s home town of Liverpool. Continue reading

Cleverly-Bellew rematch set for November 22

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew will meet on November 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

The bitter rivals return to the scene of their first contest in October 2011 and will meet at a media day on Wednesday at public press conferences in Liverpool and Cardiff, with details of those to be released later today. Continue reading

Cleverly vs Bellew: rematch is on!

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew will clash in a blockbuster rematch at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

The November date for the hotly anticipated bout will be revealed ahead of a press conference next Wednesday in Liverpool, with tickets on sale from midday on Tuesday for Matchroom Boxing Fight Pass members and then on general sale the following day at midday from the Echo Arena.

Cleverly and Bellew first met in Merseyside in October 2011 where the Welshman successfully defended his WBO World Light Heavyweight title and with the pair finally meeting again but at Cruiserweight, the Welshman believes he’ll take a massive step to becoming a two-weight World champion with another win over Bellew. Continue reading

Cleverly-Bellew II deal close as duo prepare for epic domestic grudge match

Eddie Hearn says that the hotly anticipated rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew is close to being finalised.

Cleverly earned a narrow win over Bellew in October 2011 when he defended his WBO World Light Heavyweight title on enemy territory in Liverpool. The bad blood between the pair has continued for years since that first clash and with both men now operating at Cruiserweight, a second fight is close to reality. Continue reading

Results from Liverpool, UK: Bellew, Cleverly and Joshua Win

TONY BELLEW VS JULIO CESAR DOS SANTOS
Bellew stops Dos Santos in the 5th round

ANTHONY JOSHUA VS MATT SKELTON
Joshua TKO 2.23 round 2 (Skelton down in round 2)

NATHAN CLEVERLY VS ALEJANDRO VALORI
Cleverly TKO 1.16 round 4 (Valori down in 2nd and 4th rounds)

CALLUM SMITH VS VLADINE BIOSSE
Smith wins 100-89, 99-91, 99-91 to retain the WBC International Super Middleweight Championship

ANTHONY OGOGO VS WAYNE REED
Ogogo TKO Reed after 1.06 of round 5 (Reed down in the 1st round)

ROCKY FIELDING VS NOE GONZALEZ
Fielding TKO 1.07 round 5 (Gonzalez down once in 5th round)

Cleverly: Tomorrow is the calm before the Bellew storm

Nathan Cleverly admits that there is plenty of pressure on both Tony Bellew and himself to get through their fights tomorrow night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports, in order to set up a huge rematch.

Cleverly returns to the scene of his WBO World Light Heavyweight title triumph over Bellew in October 2011, and since then their bitter rivalry has shown no signs of cooling. Promoter Eddie Hearn has dubbed the show Collision Course as he looks to set up a long-awaited tussle between the pair later in the year to put the bad-blood to rest once and for all.

Before such a firecracker of a clash can be negotiated though, both men must come through tough South American assignments in only their second bouts at Cruiserweight. Bellew faces Brazilian KO merchant Julio Cesar Dos Santos while Cleverly says he is on red alert against dangerous Uruguayan Alejandro Valori. Continue reading

Bellew: When I fight Cleverly, I’ll retire him

Tony Bellew says he can afford no slip-ups against Julio Cesar Dos Santos on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports – as he wants to fight Nathan Cleverly next and end the Welshman’s career.

Bellew faces the big-hitting Brazilian in his second fight at Cruiserweight, with bitter rival Cleverly clashing with Alejandro Valori on the same bill also in his second bout at 200lbs. Continue reading