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Huck: Cleverly v Bellew winner can earn themselves a proper beating!

Phil Jay 15/10/2014

WBO crusierweight champion Marco Huck has revealed to WBN that he would be willing to put his heavyweight aspirations on hold in order to face the winner of Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew’s second all-UK contest.

The German, who is one title defence away from breaking Johnny Nelson’s record of thirteen, is eyeing up a possible clash with Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, but is open to the possibility of giving either of the Britons the opportunity.

Cleverly successfully defended his WBO 175lb title when defeating Bellew via a wafer-thin majority decision in 2011 and heads back to the same venue at the higher weight when he faces his nemesis once more at the Echo Arena on November 22.

Huck, speaking to World Boxing News stated: “I have to admit that I didn’t see Cleverly and Bellew’s first clash, but I do believe that they are both very interesting and talented fighters who right now are probably on the same level.

“The bad blood between the two of them makes the rematch even more interesting and I will certainly be watching this time as they are now fighting at my division.

“May the best man win and whoever that might be can get a proper beating from me as a reward,” he added.

Liverpudlian Bellew, who campaigned at 200lbs during his amateur days, is a slight favourite heading into the return due to having home advantage – added to the fact that ‘The Bomber’ is considered to possess slightly more power than his Welsh counterpart.

A match-up against Huck would certainly be an exciting prospect for whomever gains the bragging rights next month as another world title chance hangs in the balance for two of Britain’s most notable enemies.

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