Tony Bellew eyes world title fight against Chad Dawson

Tony Bellew wants to set up a clash with Chad Dawson for the WBC light heavyweight World title if he beats Roberto Bolonti for the vacant WBC Silver title at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, live Sky Sports on November 17 in Betfair’s ‘True Brit’.

Bellew believes Dawson is the best light heavyweight in the world and a win over Argentine Bolonti in the chief support bout to Carl Froch’s IBF super middleweight World title defence against Yusaf Mack should propel The Bomber into the WBC top five.

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Ward: ‘I’d love to fight Froch again’

Super-middleweight king Andre Ward has revealed that he would be willing to rematch Carl Froch after the Notingham man’s impressive fifth round stoppage of Lucian Bute a fortnight ago.

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Kessler KOs Green in four

Former super-middleweight world champion Mikkel Kessler shrugged off an early scare to knockout Allan Green in the fourth round of their WBC light-heavyweight silver title clash.

The Viking Warrior had to pick himself up off the canvas in the first round after being rocked by a heavy right hand followed by a flurry of punches to the head and body.

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Cleverly turns attentions to Shumenov

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has turned his attentions to WBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov after Bernard Hopkins failed to defend his WBC title against Chad Dawson on the weekend.

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Hopkins to continue fighting

Former WBC light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins has vowed to continue fighting after losing his title to Chad Dawson on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

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Bad Chad ends Hopkins’ reign

Chad Dawson earned a majority decision in his rematch with veteran Bernard Hopkins to claim the WBC light-heavyweight title in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

The rematch was no classic, but Dawson won out with his methodical approach to taking on the willy old veteran and controlled the majority of the fight to take it 117-111 on two scorecards, while the final card crazily had it 114-114.

Cleverly and Bellew call Hopkins vs Dawson II

Two men guaranteed to be tuning in to this evening’s blockbuster WBC world light-heavyweight clash between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson are Frank Warren Promotion’s brace of world class 175-pounders, WBO king Nathan Cleverly and British champ Tony Bellew.

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Hopkins and Dawson face off at weigh-in

Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson stepped on the scales yesterday to weigh in for their WBC light-heavyweight grudge match in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

And with B-Hop having refused to participate in a face off at their previous media events it was the first time the fighters went eyeball to eyeball since their controversial meeting in October last year.

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Hopkins: ‘I’m the last of a dying breed’

Ring veteran Bernard Hopkins was defiant about maintaining his status as the oldest world champion in boxing ahead of his WBC light-heavyweight title defence against Chad Dawson this weekend.

The 47-year-old future Hall of Famer told a media roundtable that he was the ‘last of a dying breed’ as he prepared to face a man 18-years his junior in a contest many are not giving him a chance in.

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Dawson: ‘B-Hop didn’t want to fight me’

Chad Dawson says Bernard Hopkins didn’t want to be in the ring with him in the first fight and is using that as a confidence booster as he prepares to challenge the veteran once again for his WBC light-heavyweight strap.

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