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Bellew Promises: I'm Knocking Nathan Cleverly Out Cold!

Tony Bellew has vowed to knock Nathan Cleverly out on Saturday night's show at the O2 Arena in London. Bellew, 28, will challenge for Cleverly's WBO world light-heavyweight title after German Juergen Braehmer was stripped of the title and the Welshman installed as the new champion.

Following Wednesday's events when Braehmer pulled out of his fight against Cleverly after claiming to have suffered a cut eye in training, promoter Frank Warren has been searching for a new opponent.

'Bomber' Bellew (15-0 10KOs), the current Commonwealth Champion, registered his interest straight away by posting on social-networking sites that he wanted the fight against Cleverly.

A showdown between the two fighters has been building up in the last few years with both men eager to get it on and it now promises to be an explosive clash between two unbeaten big hitters.

Cleverly said: "I'm really happy that Bellew will be in the opposite corner on Saturday night. Not only will he feel my anger from Braehmer pulling out, but he'll now pay for slagging me off in the last year.

"I knew we would get it on one day and that day has come a lot sooner than expected, but I'm ready for Bellew and he's going to get knocked-out."

Bellew, who was in training for a rematch against Ovill McKenzie, said: "I'm coming down to London to fight and believe when I say I'm going to knock Cleverly out cold.

"I wouldn't have put myself forward if I didn't think I could beat him. Two months notice or two day's notice, I know I can beat Cleverly - I always have. For the fans, I can promise them the best fight they will see in the last 10 years."

Warren added: "The fight between Nathan and Tony has been brewing up in the last year and it's happened sooner than expected, but I'm delighted that the fight is on and the fans are in for a real treat on Saturday night. I'm expecting fireworks in the ring."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Uturn on 05-19-2011

I want Bellew to win, but with the short notice, and him having to cut weight in a short period of time - I don't see him winning. Cleverly will knock him-out in under 6 rounds.Should an intriguing encounter whilst…

Comment by bboy80 on 05-19-2011

[QUOTE=chav;10564634]Even Bellew with 12 months to prep for this fight, he would be fighting the same fight; swinging wild bombs trying to KO Clev [/QUOTE] Bellew will do this his whole career, he doesnt have the brain power to change…

Comment by chav on 05-19-2011

Even Bellew with 12 months to prep for this fight, he would be fighting the same fight; swinging wild bombs trying to KO Clev as trying to box Nathan would result in a lopsided win for Clev I reckon it…

Comment by DURAN_IS_GOD on 05-19-2011

[QUOTE=Sroey;10564609]Good point well made but I think Bellew was aware of his shortcomings and willing to change them up - maybe a few more wins under his belt he would at least be competitive and not just relying on his…

Comment by Sroey on 05-19-2011

[QUOTE=daggum;10564417]are you expecting bellow to become a top fighter? how is it too soon? he sucks and it's better to get destroyed by the best then by a tomato can which would happen soon.[/QUOTE] Good point well made but I…

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