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 Last update:  5/1/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Cleverly Ponders Bellew Rematch, Unsure on Hopkins
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WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly says he would consider a rematch against Tony Bellew. The Welshman outpointed Bellew last October, although one judge scored the fight a draw. Bellew bounced back from that loss to Cleverly, the first of his career, to stop Danny McIntosh last weekend and retain his British title.

Cleverly chased Bernard Hopkins for the last few months, but now he's not sure about fighting him, since the 47-year-old veteran dropped a twelve round decision to Chad Dawson last Saturday.

"He [Bellew] looked impressive and that's an option," said Cleverly to BBC Sport. "It's not ideal. If he had a world title belt then that would help, we could have an unification fight.

"It's a fight I want anyway, because I want to put the record straight. I think the last fight was a good fight and I think a second one would be as well. Hopkins is still a great name, I'm not sure whether that fight is still alive now. Dawson now is the new WBC world champion which I'm not surprised with really, I thought he'd win the fight."

Dmitry Sukhotsky remains the WBO's mandatory challenger and could also be a future opponent for Cleverly.

Tags: Nathan Cleverly , Tony Bellew , Cleverly-Bellew , Cleverly vs Bellew


 

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comment by chrismart83, on 05-02-2012
I actually thought that a Hopkins loss to Dawson would make the Cleverly fight more likely. A chance for Hopkins to win back a title in what he would see as a very winnable fight. Probably wont happen anyway, a Cleverly fight wouldn't be to marketable in America and i can see Cleverly wanting ...

Wales wimp want easy fights
comment by Scrubber, on 05-02-2012
Cleverly is a fraud nothing but a wales wimp who wants easy fights all at home. Just like the fake Calzage who fought at home his whole career. Cleverly is no more a fighter than than that clown Enzo.

comment by LA_2_Vegas, on 05-01-2012
If B-Hop thought this through, he'd travel over there and try to win that belt. I'm sure they'd pay him well enough to make it worth his while to go over there. He'd be the favorite to win the fight, but because of the unfairness he believes to exist in the UK it would , in his mind, make ...

comment by Light_Speed, on 05-01-2012
Bellew rematch or Hopkins, anything else is a joke.

comment by Drunk Punch, on 05-01-2012
When is this 'champion' going to fight someone at elite level? Or his mandatory?

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