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Cleverly, Bellew Take a Vow of Silence as Fight Nears

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

NATHAN CLEVERLY and Tony Bellew have taken a vow of silence ahead of their grudge match later this month.

The pair, who fight at the Liverpool Echo Arena on October 15, have been involved in a number of heated press conference bust-ups.

Now, WBO light-heavyweight champion Cleverly and Bellew both say they will let their fists do the talking on the night.

Cleverly said: “A lot has been said, and there has been a lot of hype around the fight, but I’m glad all the press conferences are done now and I can concentrate on training.

“The ring is where the real talking begins – with our fists. That’s the way the fight will be sorted.”

Scouser Bellew echoed those ­sentiments when he said: “All the talking has been done and now I’m just looking forward to ­stepping back in the ring.

“It doesn’t matter what I say, all that matters from here on in is what I do on the night.”

Bellew faces a tough challenge in his bid to relieve Cleverly, 24, of his WBO world light-heavyweight belt. The unbeaten Welshman said of Bellew: “He’s going to be a decent test for me but I can’t see it being anything greater than that.

“But it’s a challenge and I’m not taking it lightly. I have respect for my opponent, at the end of the day once you’re in that ring you’ve got to have respect for your opponent.”

Bellew, 28, said: “This fight is going to be a huge test for both of us. ­Nathan’s got fast feet and good hands with a good variety of punches.

“However, there is nothing from him that I haven’t seen before. It’s the biggest fight so far for both of us. I’m the best opponent he’s faced.”

Bellew, who has won all of his 16 pro fights, believes that fighting in his home city will be a huge advantage.

He said: “There will be 10,000 Scousers ­baying for Nathan ­Cleverly’s blood and one Scouser who is ­going to get it.

“All I want to hear at the end of the fight is that I am the new world ­champion.”

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