Warren says Cleverly-Bellew rematch too big for Cardiff

Veteran promoter Frank Warren has defended Nathan Cleverly’s February 25 fight against unknown American Tommy Karpency saying that a rematch with Tony Bellew would be too big for the proposed arena.

Cleverly retains title in war of attrition

Nathan Cleverly retained his WBO light-heavyweight title with a majority decision victory over Tony Bellew after an action-packed 12 rounds at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The Welshman's classier work shaded him 117-112, 116-113, 114-114 verdicts on the three judges' cards and although it was met by jeers from Bellew's home fans it was the right decision.

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Cleverly and Bellew pulled apart at weigh-in video

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew had to be pulled apart for the last time ahead of their title clash on Saturday night as the pair squared off at their electric weigh-in today.

In front of a capacity crowd at the Contemporary Urban Centre in Liverpool, unbeaten Welshman Cleverly weighed just under the limit at 12st 6lb 4oz, while undefeated challenger Bellew was spot on at 12st 7lb.

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Nathan Cleverly media workout

A catch up with WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly as he puts the finishing touches to preparations for his second defence against British and Commonwealth champ Tony Bellew. Cleverly works the pads with his father and trainer Vince, and talks training in the valleys, Bellew’s heavy hands, and walking away from the sport if he loses.

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Tony Bellew media day

Video footage from Tony Bellew’s media workout earlier this week. With his world title shot against Nathan Cleverly only days away, Bellew throws a few shapes and talks being the underdog, his superior fitness levels, and having a great camp.

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Cleverly: ‘I’ll retire if lose to Bellew’

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has threatened to quit the sport if he fails to shut up bitter rival Tony Bellew on October 15 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

Cleverly: 'I want this more than Bellew'

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly is fully focused on overcoming challenger Tony Bellew in front of the Scouser’s home crowd at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on October 15.

Despite being tipped as the clear favourite, Cleverly says he is preparing for the toughest fight of his career, claiming that he will show that he wants it more on fight night.

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Bellew: ‘I’d walk away from slanging match with Mayweather’

Two weeks from now all the talking will end for Tony Bellew when he clambers into the ring to face long time rival and current keeper of the WBO light-heavyweight belt, Nathan Cleverly. But until he is called upon to make his statements with his fists, the outspoken Liverpudlian still has some audio to file.

Bellew: ‘Walk out to Z Cars will be electric’

WBO light-heavyweight title challenger Tony Bellew says his ring walk against champion Nathan Cleverly will be electric when the pair meet in front of his hometown crowd in Liverpool.

Bellew, who enters the ring to his beloved Everton’s adopted tune Z Cars, believes the moment will really get him going on fight night at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on October 15.

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BoxNation Fight Schedule 2011

With the news that veteran promoter Frank Warren was bringing his fighters across, independent boxing channel BoxNation unveiled a strong line up today to kick off their tenure on the Sky platform, channel 456.