Former world light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly is eagerly-awaiting his opportunity to fight domestic rival Tony Bellew for a second time, but says the Liverpudlian could be stalling on an agreement.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has already spoken to both fighters and visited Bellew on Tuesday to speak about a projected cruiserweight battle with his arch-nemesis on the December 6 Kell Brook homecoming undercard.
One-time WBO title holder Cleverly is worried that Bellew may back out of a return though and has been vocal with his thoughts via social media.
“For those asking about the re-match with myself and Bellew, I’ve agreed and I am just waiting on him,” said Cleverly.
“Put up or shut up bottle job. All this ‘I’m a fighting man and I will fight him anywhere’ is myth (and his) bollocks have exploded. It’s dawned on him and he’s swallowed.
“If anyone finds a pair of nuts, please hand them in. Some ‘fighter’ in the Liverpool area has lost them – 2-0.”
Cleverly, 25, looks set to be spared another daunting trip to Liverpool if the Bellew clash is sealed in the next few weeks, although having narrowly won the first fight, the Welshman was fully prepared to head to Merseyside once more if needed.
The huge occasion that sees new IBF welterweight king Brook head home in triumph with his red belt seems the ideal scenario for Cleverly and Bellew to lock horns again, with news from Hearn’s visit to the North West set to be made public shortly.
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