Chilemba: I dominated Bellew, I’ll come back to UK for return
South African Isaac Chilemba has told WBN he has no problems in giving Tony Bellew home advantage once again as rumours swirl that a rematch with the WBC silver champion is set to happen in the coming months.
The 25 year-old went the distance with the Liverpudlian on Bellew’s own turf on Saturday night at the Echo Arena and the odds are now all pointing to a return between the two after their clash ended up in a draw.
Chilemba is in no doubt who won the fight at the weekend and is keen on a second meeting being arranged, with the former world title holder intent on claiming a clear result against Bellew to set-up a shot at the winner of Chad Dawson v Adonis Stevenson.
“I won that fight!” Chilemba told World Boxing News.
“Granted the first round I gave away and maybe another one inbetween, but I dominated and I caught him with cleaner punches. I made him miss too very badly and now I want a rematch.
“I don’t mind fighting in the UK, but now I want no hometown decisions this time and will prove I won the first fight clearly!”
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has already declared his interest in pitting the two fighters together again by stating there is a ‘slight’ chance that the fight could happen on the Froch v Kessler II undercard on May 25.