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Bellew: I'm Going To Hurt Chilemba, Bring Him Pain!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

TONY BELLEW is a man in a hurry as he bids to stake a claim for the WBC world light-heavyweight title.

The 30-year-old Everton fanatic is determined to score against Isaac Chilemba at Liverpool's Echo Arena a week tonight.

He knows that victory is essential for him to get his second crack at a world title, having lost in a WBO belt tussle against Nathan Cleverly in October 2011.

He said: "Every fight I'm in from now is a must-win fight.

"I'm No.1 with the WBC now and I've worked hard to get to that position.

"I'm nearly where I want to be and I cannot afford to slip up against Isaac, who I know will be my toughest opponent to date.

"It's not just the pressure I put on myself that's on the line, the shot at champ Chad Dawson is the ultimate goal.

"I've got a family of three to feed and I've got to win... whichever way I have to do it, I will.

"I'm going to hurt him, it's as simple as that. I'll be bringing him pain. He knows he cannot come to Liverpool and run and try to steal a decision.

Baying "He has to come here and fight and he's going to have to do that in front of 10,000 Scousers going crazy and shouting for me.

"He will never have seen anything like he will on the night. It's going to erupt and they'll be baying for his blood and I'm going to give it to them."

Bellew believes the 25-year-old Malawi man will give him the hardest night of his 20-fight career in which the Cleverly defeat is the only one on his record.

Chilemba has won 20 of his 22 contests and Bellew is ready for a tough bout after returning from a training camp in New York.

He said: "This is without doubt the toughest fight of my career. This guy is the most complete fighter I have faced.

"I've faced guys who are quicker than me, stronger than me and who might be better boxers than me - but I've out-hustled them.

"But this is the first time that I've faced a guy who is a good boxer, has good defence, has good speed and reasonable power.

"One of the most important things is that he has proved he can come back after a knock down. I've not fought a guy who has taken a big punch and got back up."

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