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Mandatory challenger Tony Bellew “can’t wait” to fight Adonis Stevenson

By James Slater

WBC #1 light heavy contender Tony Bellew gave his post-fight thoughts on new WBC 175-pound king Adonis Stevenson’s sensational KO win over Chad Dawson last night, and as impressed as Bellew was by the new champ’s win, Bellew made it clear he relishes the thought of fighting Stevenson. A guest on Sky Sports to analyse the fight, “Bomber” had the following things to say:

“Stevenson is a serious puncher but he is wild,” he said. “I don’t think he’ll be a long standing champion, not if I’ve got anything to do with it, but you’ve got to give him respect. I don’t think that (the Andre Ward fight) played any part in the fight, Dawson never showed Stevenson the proper respect.

“I can’t wait to meet him (Stevenson) – he won’t have to look for me and I won’t have to look for him. I’ll show him respect, as you have to with a puncher like that. I’ll go to his backyard as I’ve said – no problem. It’s a dream for me to fight for the green belt. I’ll go anywhere for the fight. I’m sure every man and his dog will write me off, but I can promise I’ll bring fireworks. ”

It remains to be seen just when and where Stevenson will accommodate his number-one contender but Stevenson vs. Bellew looks like a slugfest to look forward to.

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