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Bellew: No repeat of Chilemba mistakes in May

Phil Jay 09/04/2013

WBC silver light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew is ready to face former world champion Isaac Chilemba once again next month after the pair couldn’t be split over twelve rounds at the end of March in Liverpool.

The 30 year-old, who has just one defeat at world title level in 21 outings, gets home advantage for second time against the dangerous South African when the two rematch on the Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler II undercard on May 25 in London.

‘The Bomber’ knows a victory could set up a WBC championship clash with the winner of the upcoming Chad Dawson v Adonis Stevenson clash in Montreal this summer and has vowed to put right the result at the impressive O2 Arena.

“I’m happy (that the rematch is now done with Chilemba) and I won’t repeat mistakes from last time,” Bellew told World Boxing News.

“All the talking has now been done and I just want to fight.”

Chilemba, 25, confirmed to WBN in the immediate aftermath of the first contest that there was no doubt he would return to England for another clash with Bellew and now has a major PPV audience to showcase his obvious talent.

The Froch v Kessler II/Bellew v Chilemba II card is already shaping up to be a huge blockbuster night live on Sky Box Office, with George Groves, Erick Ochieng and a host other Matchroom prospects slated for the bill.