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Old 11-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: Thoughts on Bellew after last night. Is he ready for the elite?

When i look at it, He's fought Cleverly and Miranda so he's operated there or there abouts with regard to world class obviously Miranda being a fringe/gatekeeper type nowadays and Clev being a green champion. You then ask the question ''how many more fights does he need?''. Since fighting Clev he's had 3 and has had another year to develop so i think it's a bit of now or never but i don't think he's ready for the Elite guys.

Dawson for me if still at level he was against Hopkins will beat Tony. It's depending on if he's damaged goods. Shumenov is there to be beaten and Tony would have more then a chance against him or Cloud. There no what i call ''elite'' personally i think he could beat them both.

He's definitely improved, last night he switched off in the corner and paid a heavy price for it. I think he's a tad one paced, could do with working on changing the tempo as or when he pleases but he's getting there and TBH i think one fight max now before a world title fight IMO.
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