Tony Bellew moves to no.1 in WBC rankings

Tony Bellew is closing in on a second World title shot after moving up to number one on the WBC rankings ahead of his clash with number two ranked Isaac Chilemba on March 30 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ live on Sky Sports.

The Liverpool star faces the Malawian in a final eliminator for the WBC title for the right to fight the winner of title holder Chad Dawson’s meeting with Jean Pascal on May 25 in Montreal.

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Brian Rose signs with Matchroom Sport

Matchroom Sport and Eddie Hearn are delighted to announce that Lonsdale belt holder Brian Rose has signed promotional terms with the team.

The British light middleweight champion won the belt outright in December with a win over Sam Webb, and the 27 year old says he believes he can move onto hunting World honours under new promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Tony Bellew faces Isaac Chilemba in WBC final eliminator

Tony Bellew will face Isaac ‘Golden Boy’ Chilemba in an official final eliminator for the WBC light heavyweight World title in Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on March 30, live on Sky Sports – with the winner setting up a potential clash with ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson.

Tony Bellew will ‘seek and destroy’ Bolonti

Tony Bellew says he intends to ‘seek and destroy’ Roberto Bolonti when the pair fight for the vacant WBC Silver light heavyweight title at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on Saturday.

The Bomber has warned his Argentine opponent that he will adopt different tactics in Nottingham than those used when he beat Edison Miranda with a ninth round stoppage in September. Bellew also believes Bolonti is not a better fighter than Miranda, despite having a higher ranking.

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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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Mathews and Crolla could meet in Prizefighter final

Anthony Crolla could meet Derry Mathews in the final of the Betfair Prizefighter Lightweights II at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night (October 6) live on Sky Sports.

Mathews ripped the British title from Crolla in Oldham in April and the draw for Saturday’s action threw up the chance for revenge for the Manchester man as the pair landed in separate halves of the draw.

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Tony Bellew bags Froch chief support slot

Tony Bellew will provide the chief support for Carl Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title defence against Yusaf Mack in Betfair’s ‘True Brit’ at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on November 17, live on Sky Sports.

The Liverpool star confirmed his status as a World level performer on Saturday night, stopping Edison Miranda in the ninth round in the headline act of Betfair’s ‘London Calling’ card at Alexandra Palace in north London and winning the WBC International light heavyweight title in the process.

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Colombian Miranda warns Bellew he will be KO’d in North London

Edison Miranda touched down in London with a warning for Tony Bellew ahead of their clash on Saturday live on Sky Sports in Betfair’s ‘London Calling’ – telling the Liverpool man he will not be standing by the end of the fight.

Bellew and Miranda in a mouth-watering bill-topper in north London, kicking off Sky Sports’ live boxing coverage with on a night that promises knockout action with four titles on the line.

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Froch gets plaudits from fellow fighters

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Bellew in contract dispute with Warren

British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew is at loggerheads with Frank Warren after his solicitors claimed he had severed ties with the promoter, only to have the claims rejected out of hand by Warren.