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Results: Bellew, Cleverly stop tune-up foes, move toward rematch

Tony Bellew, Nathan Cleverly, Anthony Joshua, and the rest of today's favorites won in Liverpool.

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

Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly are still on the collision course for their rematch later this year, as the two cruiserweights scored stoppage wins in stay-busy fights today in Liverpool.

Bellew (22-2-2, 13 KO) stopped Brazil's Julio Cesar Dos Santos (26-3, 23 KO) in the fifth round, while Cleverly (28-1, 14 KO) put away Argentina's Alejandro Emilio Valori (15-5, 11 KO) in just four rounds. The two are now expected to face off again later this year. In October 2011, Cleverly beat Bellew via disputed and competitive majority decision, successfully defending his WBO light heavyweight title belt.

Anthony Joshua improved to 7-0 (7 KO) with a second round stoppage of 47-year-old Matt Skelton (28-9, 23 KO). It's the biggest name Joshua has beaten thus far, and his prospect status remains intact.

Undercard Results

Anthony Ogogo TKO-5 Wayne Reed
Stephen Smith PTS-8 Pedro Navarrete
Luke Campbell PTS-6 Craig Woodruff
Rocky Fielding TKO-5 Noe Gonzalez
Callum Smith UD-10 Vladine Biosse

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