Chilemba: I dominated Bellew, I’ll come back to UK for return

Phil Jay 01/04/2013

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.