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."
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