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Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool.
When: Saturday July 12, 22:00 BST
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Tony Bellew has his sights set on a grudge rematch with Nathan Cleverly later this year, but first, the Merseysider must defeat Julio Cesar Dos Santos.
Bellew faces the big-hitting Brazilian in his second fight at cruiserweight, and the Liverpudlian has insisted that feels more comfortable and is much happier at this weight.
However, all the focus is on both Bellew and Cleverly winning on Saturday night in order to keep their hopes of setting up a rematch in the next few months.
Bellew has insisted that the fight will happen and when it does he will go out to end his rival’s career, as even though a win would do nothing for his ranking, it is personal between the pair and ultimately he wants to “get rid of him”.
Meanwhile, Cleverly is equally as confident that he will be able to produce a repeat result from their first bout back in 2011 in which he prevailed on points.
The Welshman insists that he feels stronger and more durable at this weight and will be a much tougher opponent to face, firstly for Valori who he concedes he has a lot of respect for.
Nevertheless, it will be all about winning on Saturday night for both men before their focus switches to events later this year or early next year, with Bellew arguably facing the tougher opponent.
Dos Santos arrives with a ominous-looking record of 23 KOs in 26 wins, but the home fighter is confident that when he starts to feel his power he will struggle to cope as Bellew looks ahead to Cleverly and a world title shot in the future.