By Edward Chaykovsky
Former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has promised to demolish his domestic rival Tony Bellew. They clashed in 2011, with Cleverly winning a twelve round majority decision in Liverpool.
Both fighters, after suffering knockout defeats in 2013, made decisions to move up in weight to the cruiserweight division. Bellew recently made his debut at the weight, stopping Valery Brudov in twelve rounds. Cleverly has yet to debut.
"Now I'm at cruiserweight, I am 27 and I'm not yet at my peak but heading towards it. I am going to destroy this guy when we fight again. I was watching at home and was actually laughing at the TV," Cleverly told Sky Sports Ringside.
"It's all good fun and I take it with a pinch of salt basically. But when it happens, he's going to get spanked again. I think Tony's only chance to beat me was in that fight in Liverpool. I was 24, I went into the fight at several weeks' notice, in his backyard and that was his best chance of beating me."Tags: Nathan Cleverly , Tony Bellew