Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn: Bellew-Chilemba in Line For WBC Shot in The Fall

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Tony Bellew's rematch with Isaac Chilemba has been added to the undercard of Carl Froch's super-middleweight unification clash with Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena on May 25.

Bellew and Chilemba fought out a lifeless draw in Liverpool on March 30 in their final eliminator for a shot at the WBC light-heavyweight title with both claiming they should have been given the verdict.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn insists the successful fighter will still be in line to meet Chad Dawson if the American successfully defends his WBC belt against Adonis Stevenson on June 8.

"The winner of the fight was to become the mandatory challenger to Dawson, but it was a draw so there was no mandatory challenger. We need to find one," Hearn told Sky Sports News.

"Both men were reasonably poor on the night so they need to get it off their backs. They're doing it in double-quick time."

"Bellew or Chilemba will fight the winner of Dawson's next fight, probably in September, but both men have to put in a much better performance this time.

"That's why they're fighting again so quickly - it's nine weeks from fight to fight. Tony is desperate to put on a much better show."

The judges scored the first meeting between them 116-112 Chilemba, 116-115 Bellew and 114-114, but Bellew felt he had done enough to beat the Malawian-born Chilemba.

"I thought I won nine out of the 12 rounds and even Chilemba's trainer, Buddy McGirt, one of the most respected men in boxing, told me he thought I won," Bellew said after the fight.

"I've got a lot of time for Chilemba. He's a good fighter and a tough man, but I won the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by G22 on 04-09-2013

Chilembas "im not coming back to Britain" stance didnt last long did it. Hope he gets to work abit sooner in this fight. Bellew has got to be less lazy this time round but that goes against all his natural…

Comment by chump123 on 04-09-2013

[QUOTE=dan_cov;13225861]I had Chilemba edging the first and have him winning more convincingly this time around.[/QUOTE] I would like to propose a bet!!!!! I bet you all your points for all my points that "mayweather will not lose to guerrero by…

Comment by dan_cov on 04-09-2013

I had Chilemba edging the first and have him winning more convincingly this time around.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Miguel Berchelt vs. Carlo Magali Finalized For February 10 Wilder-Ortiz, Charlo-Centeno Double Made Official - March 3 Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Ricardo Rodriguez Set, Boxeo Telemundo Spence-Peterson Peaked at 695K Viewers, Averaged 637K on SHO Photos: Miguel Cotto Honored By WBO - With The Diamond Belt Hearn: Bellew Confident He'll End Haye's Career, Will Fight More Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo Ordered By The IBF Kermit Cintron: Amir Khan is Coming Back - That's a Fight I Want! Photos: Anthony Joshua Grinds, Putting in Work For Parker Bout Heather Hardy vs. Ana Julaton in Two Fight Deal - Boxing, MMA Photos: Usyk, Briedis - Open Workouts Draw a Big Crowd Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington Finalized For May 19 Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker - Over 70,000 Tickets Sold! Micki Nielsen vs. Ricards Bolotniks on Usyk-Briedis Card Beltran vs. Moses, Kavaliauskas vs. Avanesyan Ticket Information Jose Nunez Inks Promotional Pact With Sampson Boxing Malignaggi: How Good is Luis Ortiz Without The PEDs? Roach Sees Winnable Fight: Pacquiao Can Beat Lomachenko! Spence's Trainer: Why is Thurman Getting Pass Brook Didn't Get? Usyk Confident: Fighting in Briedis’ Backyard Won't Be a Problem Anthony Joshua Would Entertain a Post-Fight Career in Politics Rolando Romero Talks Upcoming Fight, Sparring Teofimo Lopez Video: Javier Fortuna Furious Over Easter Getting Decision Win Golden Boy Prez: We'll Do Fights With Top Rank - No TV Hard Lines Video: Shawn Porter Talks Spence, Thurman, More Usyk Eyes Anthony Joshua: I Will Fight Him, Show How Good I Am! Green: Mundine's Race Card Remarks on Jeff Horn Are Reckless Errol Spence Has The Makings of a Ring 'Boss' Eddie Hearn Smiles: I Think We've Got Deontay Wilder Cornered! Dorticos Warns Gassiev: An Atomic Bomb Will Drop in Russia! Brook: Confident I'll Beat Queen Khan, Rabchenko is 50-50 Fight Roach Gives Crawford Edge Over Spence: The Best Fight in Boxing Frampton: I'm Biggest Draw at 126, Donaire is a Must-Win Fight Golden Boy Prez: Wilder is Most Talented in Division, Beats Joshua Parker's Promoter Sees Tyson Fury as a Camp Boost For Joshua Malignaggi Warns: Horn Will Not Be That Easy For Crawford Barthelemy Takes Advantage of Delayed Date For Relikh Title Fight Nico Hernandez vs. Jozsef Ajtai Set For February 10 Miguel Cotto, Golden Boy Announce Series of Shows at PR Presser IBF Goes Through Some Changes To Start Off The New Year
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement