Bellew reveals meeting with Eddie Hearn could have moved fighters closer to rematch…
Nathan Cleverly has called out his rival Tony Bellew on Twitter, with the Merseysider responding suggesting a meeting with promoter Eddie Hearn was successful.
Following on from Cleverly’s win in their original encounter back in 2011, there has been no love lost between the domestic rivals as Bellew claimed he chased a rematch straight after his defeat.
However, the pair went on their separate paths over the last three years but ultimately they have been billed to be on a ‘Collision Course’ after both moved up to the cruiserweight division and with Hearn seemingly setting them up for a rematch over the past few months.
Both fighters have now signed up to join the Matchroom stable, and as a result it is widely assumed that their rematch will be easier to make with Hearn discussing the situation with both parties.
Cleverly revealed on Twitter on Monday that he had agreed to the rematch but was now waiting on Bellew to do the same, however, he couldn’t resist but to have a dig at his rival by labelling him as a “bottle job”, claiming he was perhaps now scared to take the fight.
His goading didn’t appear to have much of an impact until Bellew held a meeting with Hearn on Tuesday, with the Liverpudlian revealing that discussions went well before warning Cleverly to be “careful what you wish for”.
It promises to be another thrilling night for British boxing when the duo lock horns for a second time, and it is understood that Hearn is hoping for it to take place on the same night as Kell Brook returns to Sheffield for the first defence of his IBF welterweight title on December 6.
Brook defeated Shawn Porter in California last month to take the belt, and while his opponent is unnamed at this stage, Hearn has previously insisted that it will not be an easy one for the 28-year-old and he will be tested immediately after being crowned champion.
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) September 3, 2014