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Bellew: I Begged For Cleverly Rematch, Frank Said No

Tony Bellew insists he turned his attention to Edison Miranda only after Nathan Cleverly's promoter Frank Warren refused him a rematch of last October's thriller.

Bellew meets Miranda, the feared Colombian puncher who has claimed 30 of his 35 wins by knockout, at Alexandra Palace on Friday night.

The 29-year-old from Liverpool dropped a majority points decision to WBO light-heavyweight champion Cleverly and his hopes of a rematch have been dashed.

"Despite what they've being saying, they never made me an offer to fight again," he said.

"I physically went to Frank Warren's office and begged for the opportunity and was told 'no'. I'm maximum risk, zero gain.

"But I don't need Cleverly to make my career. He's world champion but I'm fighting Edison Miranda while he fights guys like Tommy Karpency and Vyacheslav Uzelkov."

Bellew had to be restrained at the head to head press conference before his clash with Cleverly after offering to fight the Welshman there and then.

The hard-hitting Everton fan, who has won all but one of his 18 fights, believes the incident has earned him an unfair reputation.

"When people turn up at press conferences they're waiting for me to go and throw a table or attack someone," he said.

"Everyone wants me to go crazy, but it happened once and it happened because I lost 16lbs in 16 hours and then I had a man say he's going to take me into the car park.

"It was disgusting and I shouldn't have done it, but when someone offers you a large sum of money and says 'make a weight', I'll do everything to make it because I'm a young lad with a family to provide for."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SAJ10 on 09-08-2012

Cleverly only wobbled. Bellew was wobbled loads, you only to watch the 1st round to see him rocked straight back by a straight right hand from Cleverly. Close fight but Cleverly won by two rounds I thought and, in Bellew's…

Comment by D-MiZe on 09-08-2012

Let's clear a few things up. - Bellew is promoted by the Hearn's now. - Bellew isn't that good, Cleverly is just that bad. Cleverly isn't a cash cow, he's simply protected at the moment because he's not good enough…

Comment by D-MiZe on 09-08-2012

[QUOTE=daggum;12486491]wrecked him? cleverly was the only one wobbled. cleverly can't wreck anyone because he has joe calzaghe type power. aka none.[/QUOTE] If Cleverly had the power Calzaghe had, he'd be a great little fighter.

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 09-08-2012

[QUOTE=Bajingo;12485896]How exactly? Most people thought he won.[/QUOTE] Most? From what I remember most, a much larger percentage had Nathan winning. Bellew did his thing, it was once he abandoned his jab that Nathan took over and edged it. I do…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-08-2012

Bellew should relocate to the USA & look to fight Shumenov or Cloud & if successful rematch Cleverly in a 50% fight. It's obvious FW wants nothing to do with Shumenov for some reason, so if TB was successful then…

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