Cleverly-Bellew Possibly a Non-Title Clash, Weight Issue

By Terence Dooley

Saturday's main event between WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly, and challenger Tony Bellew, took another turn this evening after BBC's 5 Live radio show revealed that Bellew would not be able to get down to the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds in a safe manner. The discussion will now turn to a change of opponent for Cleverly or a catch-weight contest between the two bitter rivals. The fight headlines a packed card at the O2 Arena in London. Bellew stepped in after Cleverly's original opponent, Juergen Braehmer, withdrew at the late hour on Tuesday.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gordon_Gekko on 05-19-2011

Knew this would be an issue. After press rumours that he was too far away from the weight and with him being a big light heavyweight, it was doubtful he was in and around the 175lb limit. Fight will have…

Comment by War-Robbo on 05-19-2011

**** sake, after that presser i think it will have to happen to be honest....

Comment by THE REED™ on 05-19-2011

After all that **** he just talked? Not too mention him specifically stating weight wasn't a problem...

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