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Old 10-16-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Most of the talk post-fight has been about Bellew's performance and not many have given Cleverly his due. I am a massive Bellew fan and was 100% confident he was going to beat Cleverly. I have never been too keen on Clev if I am honest. Thought he was overrated and had a crap chin for some reason. He proved me wrong last night and I would like to give respect where it is due.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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It was a win/win fight. Cleverly had a tough fight, and showed the grit of a champion to get the job done.

I was one of those who figured Bellow to give it a go early, but be stopped fairly easily inside ten. But Bellow showed he was at least a class above anything I thought he was.

Kudos to both, and thanks for the excellent fight.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:58 AM   #3
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It was a win/win fight. Cleverly had a tough fight, and showed the grit of a champion to get the job done.

I was one of those who figured Bellow to give it a go early, but be stopped fairly easily inside ten. But Bellow showed he was at least a class above anything I thought he was.

Kudos to both, and thanks for the excellent fight.
Great experience for both fighters
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:01 AM   #4
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Before the first Bellew-McKenzie fight most had clev-bellew even, since then based on not a lot the pendulum swung massivley in clevs favour, in reality it was always going to be close.

Good fight though, really enjoyed it and they both showed a lot of class too
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:10 AM   #5
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Cleverly was disappointing.

Massive props to Bellew, though. He fought his heart out.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:17 AM   #6
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I dunno, I was somewhat dissappointed tbh. Dont get me wrong, he took some bombs that i didnt no he could take. And his high output into the later rounds was also impressive. But he probably lost 3 of the first 4 with Bellew outjabbing him. Maybe I was underestimating Bellew's boxing skills, but his jab was much more accurate, had more power, and was much more effective than Clevs. His head-to-head infighting was pretty good, but overall I was a tad disappointed. But i think that may be down to Bellew rather than Clev himself
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:13 AM   #7
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He showed he was tough and gritty but no i won't give him to much dues because lets face it himself and many on here were totally dismissive of Bellew. The way he and his fanboys spoke i was expecting a schooling and stoppage and Tony to look out of his depth but it was actually Bellew who showed the better boxing in the fight IMO.

I'm glad i never jumped on the bandwagon when Bellew got dropped by McKenzie.
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He showed he was tough and gritty but no i won't give him to much dues because lets face it himself and many on here were totally dismissive of Bellew. The way he and his fanboys spoke i was expecting a schooling and stoppage and Tony to look out of his depth but it was actually Bellew who showed the better boxing in the fight IMO.

I'm glad i never jumped on the bandwagon when Bellew got dropped by McKenzie.
Your dislike of Cleverly is in danger of become more intense than your man love for Degale.
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Your dislike of Cleverly is in danger of become more intense than your man love for Degale.
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Only cos you talk so much sense on everything else it stands out.
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Only cos you talk so much sense on everything else it stands out.


I'm not a massive fan of Clev and probs never will be but i don't dislike him like i dislike say Groves who really is smug IMO. Clev proved his a solid champion.
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I'm not a massive fan of Clev and probs never will be but i don't dislike him like i dislike say Groves who really is smug IMO. Clev proved his a solid champion.
You dislike Groves?

No way
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