Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Frank Warren: Cleverly Wanted To Get Rid of Bellew

By Mel Ohlhoft

Promoter Frank Warren confirmed that WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (22-0, 11KOs) was eager to rid himself of his domestic rival, Tony Bellew (16-0, 10KOs). Their date is set for October 15th in Liverpool. Bellew has been calling out Cleverly for several months.

The two boxers nearly came to blows at a press conference earlier this year. Warren saw the pairing as a natural grudge match. Cleverly made it more of a gamble by agreeing to defend his title in Bellew's backyard.

"When I asked Nathan about this fight, he said it was a fight he wanted to get it out of the way," Warren said. "It has been hanging around, a lot of things have been said and to prove to the point he said he would go into the other guy's back garden to show he can do it.

"Obviously Tony has other ideas about that. He fancies his chances and is the British and Commonwealth champion following in the footsteps of Nathan. We have got a big fight that is going be on and one that I am certainly looking forward to. I think there is going to be a lot of fireworks building up the fight and certainly on the night.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Groves May Request New WBSS Date if Injury Needs Time To Heal William Silva Tops Card on March 3 in Clearwater, Florida Video: Paulie Malignaggi Breaks Down Garcia's Win Over Rios Brandon Rios: I'm Mad Over Stoppage, I Was Ready To Continue! Video: Shawn Porter Talks Confrontation With Danny Garcia Sauerland: We'll Wait Before Making Decision On WBSS Final Isaac Zarate, Ruben Villa Win Bouts in Ontario, California Subriel Matias, Alfredo Santiago Win Bouts in Puerto Rico Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki Finalized For April 28, HBO Eubank Sr. Admits: My Son Didn't Perform, Didn't Show His Level Video: Mikey Garcia Talks Lomachenko-Linares, Lipinets, More McGuigan: Groves' Shoulder is Massive Concern For Tournament DeGale To Eubank Jr: Now Go Crawl Back Under Your Rock! Photos: David Benavidez Hands a Pure Beating To Ronald Gavril Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander Fight To Controversial Draw Photos: Danny Garcia Blasts Brandon Rios With a Monster Shot Thurman: Spence Can Beat Me? I Will Handle Him, Whoop His Ass! Photos: Groves Hands a Bloody Chris Eubank Jr. a Boxing Lesson Photos: Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson To Secure Spence Video: Brandon Rios Post-Fight Reaction To Knockout, More Video: Thurman, Porter Sit Down and Negotiate Rematch in Vegas Benavidez: I Was Told Gavril Suffered a Broken Jaw, Broken Nose Vincent Feigenbutz With Controversial TKO of Ryno Liebenberg Video: Angel Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Danny Garcia Post-Fight Reaction To Rios Knockout, More Video: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter- Confrontation in Las Vegas Photos: Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter - Face To Face, Trade Words Yordenis Ugas is Ready: I Want Errol Spence Next! Victor Ortiz Not Happy With Draw: I Did Enough To Win! Danny Garcia Drills a Very Game Brandon Rios in Ninth Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard David Benavidez Beats Down Ronald Gavril, Wins Decision David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril II - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson in Seven, Secures Spence Shot Devon Alexander, Victor Ortiz Battle To a Majority Draw Benavidez Intends to ‘Destroy’ Gavril, Solidify Spot in Division Caleb Plant Easily Out-Boxes ‘Porky’ Medina, Remains Unbeaten Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr: Did I Underestimate George Groves? Maybe. Hamed Rips Eubank Jr: He Should Retire, Not at Level He Thinks He Is!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement