The pair after their first professional meeting (©GettyImages)
The pair after their first professional meeting (©GettyImages).

Eddie Hearn keen on Cleverly v Bellew rematch

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Eddie Hearn would like to set up a rematch between arch rivals Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly, reports BBC Sport.

The pair first fought in 2011, with Cleverly coming out the victor in Bellew's hometown.

Many feel however than since moving to the Matchroom stable, the Liverpudlian has vastly improved and that the contest will be a closer affair than the first, some even having Bellew as the favourite.

Since the first fight both fighters have moved up in weight class after losing world title fights at light heavyweight.

Cleverly lost his title against Sergey Kovalev, with Bellew being defeated in Canada to Adonis Stevenson.

A rematch with the pair would also reignite the promotional rivalry between the Hearn’s Matchrrom sport and Frank Warren.

The Welsh fighter has so far been withdrawn from 3 of his scheduled cruiserweight debuts whilst the Liverpudlian begins his quest for cruiserweight gold in his hometown on the 15th March.

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