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Bellew comments on win over Miranda

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Light heavyweight Tony Bellew cemented his place on the World stage with an impressive stoppage win over Edison Miranda on Saturday night at the Alexandra Palace in north London. Bellew stuck to his game plan and stepped on the gas in the eighth round, rocking the 31 year old before stopping him in the next thanks with a cracking body shot seeing Miranda no longer want to continue. “Only A-list guys beat Edison Miranda so what does that make me?” said Bellew. “He’s proven World class. I don’t know how good I am but I work hard and I improve all the time. I have been asking for this type of fights for a long time and we should be seeing more names of Edison’s calibre coming to the UK to fight me.”

“I’m 50/50 about tonight, I got the end result I wanted so I’m happy with that. The game plan was to make him miss in the first four rounds then make him miss and make him pay after. It was a bit rough in the first four rounds but I stuck to the once he started to tire and I started to hit him with punches. The gaffer gave me a telling off in the corner going into the last round and I stepped it up, landed the left hook and went downstairs – you’ve never seen Miranda’s belly-button in his career and now you know why. People go on about my chin and saying I’ve been down – but I get up and it’s what I do when I get up that counts, I will never, ever stop.”

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