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Tony Bellew vs. Juergen Braehmer Ordered By The EBU

By Per Ake Persson

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wja1966 on 02-28-2013

Why would any of these 2 boxers want to fight for the European when they are 2 fights away each from a world title fight??? Seems strange to me

Comment by The Hammer on 02-27-2013

Good matchup.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 02-27-2013

Yhea I like it, but not in Liverpool. Nuetral ground would be best. So how about the Benidorm Bullring?

Comment by badnewsbrown on 02-27-2013

Now this is a decent fight, and finally a step up for both fighters.

Comment by Chrismart on 02-27-2013

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…

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