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Bellew: Cleverly Has Fantastic Physique, But it Wont Help

By Edward Chaykovsky

Cruiserweight contender Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14KOs) is ready to make every sacrifice possible to defeat Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14KOs). Their rematch takes place on November 22nd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Bellew misses his family after moving his training camp to Yorkshire but says the sacrifices are worth it.

He told Sky Sports: “The first thing they said is ‘when are you coming home dad, we miss you’. It’s heartbreaking at times, but not as heartbreaking as losing. This fight is a must-win fight. I will do it at any expense, whatever it takes. I’ll spend a year away if need be. I have to win this fight.”

Cleverly won their first meeting with a close decision in 2011, at light heavyweight. Now both men are 25-pounds heavier, competing in the cruiserweight division. Even Bellew admits that Cleverly has the better body, but says that won't help his rival. 

“If you compare his body to my body then he wins hands down. He has a fantastic physique - but the bad news for him is that bodies don’t win fights,” Bellew said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lutenco on 10-20-2014

CLEV is much better boxer but Bellew want to win this fight desperately so it can be a good fight to watch,honestly i think that if Bellew wins,the third fight can be a must watch fight!

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-20-2014

I bet Tony can't wait to rub up against those abs on 22nd November. :lol1: I'm hyped up for the entire card, some really good fights that night. Does anyone know what time Pacquiao-Algieri card will start?

Comment by Butt stuff on 10-20-2014

He might have great abs but it won't help him when I'm beating him off. He's got fantastic facial structure but that wont stop me pounding him. His on-trend fashion sense won't thwart my ploughing of him. Oh yeah, he's…

Comment by knockoutkid on 10-20-2014

yeah but youve got better technique, and cleverly isnt realy that explosive, his reflexes arent bad but are his muscles explosive or more endurance type on a broad frame.

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