Bellew: ‘My training is insane’

British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew says he is pushing himself to the limit in training ahead of his title defence against former European champ Danny McIntosh on April 13, live on Sky Sports 1/HD1.

Bellew returned to his old amateur club ahead of his rematch with Ovill McKenzie last year and the ‘Bomber’ believes his fitness has improved with every fight under the tutelage of coaches Mark Quinn and Mick McCallister.

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Ringside Round-Up

Chris Eubank Jr - son of the former two-weight world champion - made his professional debut with a comfortable fourth-round stoppage win over Lithuania's Kirilas Psonko on Saturday night at Manchester’s EventCity.

Proving to be a chip off the old block, Eubank Jr made a dramatic entrance stepping out from behind his father as Tina Turner’s Simply The Best rang out in the arena before going on to shadowbox his way to the ring and then scale the ropes in the same acrobatic fashion as his namesake.

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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Bellew: ‘I’m done talking’

British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew says he is ready to stop all the talking and prepare for his world title fight against WBO champion Nathan Cleverly next month.

The pair have had heated arguments at a number of press conference since May, and Bellew can't wait to show what he can do in the ring on October 15 at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

Cleverly: ‘I respect Bellew’

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has revealed he still respects Tony Bellew despite all the bad blood between them in the build up to their October 15 showdown in Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

The pair have clashed repeatedly at press events to promote the fight and Cleverly said he was glad to be putting those obligations behind him to concentrate on training for his first title defence.

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Bellew lines up Cleverly with points win

Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew added the British strap to his title haul and lined up an autumn showdown with WBO champion Nathan Cleverly after a unanimous decision win over Ovill McKenzie.

After a thrilling first contest, notable for its four knockdowns, the rematch was a much tamer affair which Bellew bossed behind his job from the opening bell getting it 119-110, 118-112, 118-112 on the judges cards.

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Gavin and Woodhouse clash at weigh-in

Tempers flared up between Frankie Gavin and Curtis Woodhouse at the weigh-in for Frank Warren’s packed bill at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday night.

The pair, who have made it no secret that they do not get along, clashed heads during their face off after both making the weight with Gavin coming in right on the mark at 10st 7lbs and Woodhouse inside the weight at 10st 5lbs.

Bellew: ‘I will make it long and painful for McKenzie’

Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew has prescribed a ‘long and painful’ night for his upcoming opponent Ovill McKenzie when the pair meet this weekend at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

Incensed by allegations of drug use by the club doorman, Bellew said he will make McKenzie pay in the rematch of their thriller last year in which the Liverpudlian picked himself up off the canvas twice to stop Ovill in the eighth.

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Bellew: ‘Clev looks like Nick Cotton and it annoys me’

Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew has ridiculed WBO titleholder Nathan Cleverly for looking like former Eastenders character Nick Cotton, claiming the Welsh fighter thinks he’s better than the average person.

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Murray vs Mitchell moved to July 16 in Liverpool

Kevin Mitchell's showdown with John Murray has been moved to Saturday July 16 at the Liverpool Echo Arena after the Londoner came down with a viral infection.