British light heavyweight Tony Bellew, 19-1, has been nominated as official challenger for EBU light heavyweight champ Juergen Braehmer, 39-2. There´s now a period for negotiations before the EBU calls for purse bids. Both men have their eyes on world titles though and Braehmer also won a WBO eliminator when he beat Eduard Gutknecht and won the EBU title. Bellew, the WBC's silver champion, is facing Isaac Chilemba in a final WBC eliminator on March 30th at Echo Arena in Liverpool. The Bellew-Chilemba winner is expected to face full WBC champion Chad Dawson.
Bellew seems to have his eyes on a Chad Dawson fight if he gets past Chilemba. Bellew Vs Braehmer is a fight i'd like to see though.
Picking up the European strap would be good for Bellew, especially if the fight is over here in England.