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Nathan Cleverly vs Tony Bellew: Official Poster

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Here's the official fight poster for the October 15 double-header in Liverpool at the Echo Arena. Nathan Cleverly defends the WBO light heavyweight title against Tony Bellew:


James DeGale challenges Piotr Wilczewski in the co-feature for the European super middleweight title, jumping right back into relevant fights after his close loss to George Groves on May 21. The card will be televised in the United Kingdom by BoxNation, and a good crowd is expected in Liverpool, as Bellew (16-0, 10 KO) is a local favorite and will have plenty of support behind him for this major challenge, which could be the first and last world title shot of his career. Bellew is wildly limited, and will be a huge underdog. The real question is which Tony Bellew will we see? Will it be the wild, reckless Bellew who gained such a fanbase, or the safety-first Bellew we saw last time out against Ovill McKenzie? He cannot outbox Cleverly, and it would seem his only chance is to out-slug him. Is he going to throw caution to the wind and risk getting knocked out?

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