Promoter Eddie Hearn suggests rematch will take place in November.
Tony Bellew has insisted that all his attention is now focused on Nathan Cleverly after defeating Julio Cesar Dos Santos in Liverpool on Saturday night.
The pair were involved in a dramatic face off after the conclusion of Bellew’s fight, and their war of words continued in the post-fight interview with Sky Sports as the 31-year-old begged his rival to tell him why he wasn’t willing to give him an immediate rematch after their first bout back in 2011.
The Liverpudlian immediately called out his next opponent as soon as the fight was finished, with Cleverly taking a seat at ringside to watch him in action after dispatching of Alejandro Valori earlier in the night.
Their hatred for each other began ahead of what was scheduled to be their first fight back in 2011, and although that failed to materialise initially, the press conference in which the pair had to be separated is still fresh in the memory for many who are now desperate for a rematch.
Nevertheless, it was an impressive performance from Bellew as he forced the stoppage against the big-hitting Brazilian, and while there was a mutual respect between the two after the fight, that is simply not the case when it comes to Cleverly.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested that the rematch could take place on November 29 in either Manchester or Liverpool, and Cleverly has insisted that he has no problem in returning to the latter in order to silence Bellew once and for all.
Meanwhile, Bellew claimed prior to Saturday night that once he had beaten Dos Santos, he would be preparing to face his old foe again with the intention of putting him into retirement.
Watch the video below for Bellew’s reaction to the bust-up after the fight, but please note that there is some strong language: