“Tony has the World at his feet right now,” said Hearn. “All Tony has to do is get through Isaac Chilemba and he will get that shot at Dawson or Pascal. I say all he has to do but Chilemba will pose a huge test and has the same opportunities. It’s a big test for Tony and the rewards are huge.”
Bellew’s showdown with Chilemba tops a massive night of boxing on Merseyside, with the undercard topped by a rematch of the domestic fight of the year for 2012 between Derry Mathews and Anthony Crolla for the Commonwealth lightweight title.
Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding defends his English super middleweight title against Wayne Reed, unbeaten lightweight Scotty Cardle is in action in his ninth pro contest, Callum Smith boxes in his hometown for the first time and GB London Olympic captain Tom Stalker will box for the second time as a professional
February 5, 2013