Christmas Comes Early for Boxing Fans with Two World Title fights plus Groves, Joshua and Smith on Gargantuan Card Live on AWE
San Diego, CA – November 4, 2014 – On Saturday afternoon, November 22, one of the biggest days in boxing will take place as an eagerly anticipated rematch between former Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and former two-time championship challenger Tony Bellew airs exclusively and live on AWE.
The 12-round Cruiserweight World Title eliminator bout will originate from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England and will be broadcast LIVE in the United States on AWE—A Wealth of Entertainment.
Two co-main events feature two WBA world title bouts. Scott Quigg will make the 5th defense of the WBA Super Bantamweight title against Hidenori Otake of Tokyo, Japan. Also co-featured is two-time Bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell defending the WBA Bantamweight title against Walberto Ramos of Colombia.
If that is not enough, then boxing fans are in for a terrific treat as two-time world title challenger George Groves takes on American Denis Douglin. The card also features undefeated British prospect Callum Smith as he sets to battle former world title challenger Nikola Sjekloca. Heavyweight and undefeated 2012 Olympic Gold Medal winner Anthony Joshua takes on 64-fight veteran Michael Sprott.
“This is one of the most heavily packed boxing events, including two world title fights. We’re thrilled to bring this amazing card to AWE viewers,” said AWE President, Charles Herring.
“Cleverly and Bellew have a long rivalry and their first bout was fantastic. We expect more great action as the stakes are higher. The co-main events are unprecedented and we’re delighted to present this level of boxing to fans across the United States exclusively and live on AWE.”
Cleverly, of Wales, has a record of 28-1 with 14 knockouts and is the former WBO Light Heavyweight world champion. He also is a former Commonwealth, British and European champion.
Cleverly won the Interim WBO championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Nadjib Mohammadi. He was elevated to full champion with his 4th round stoppage over Aleksy Kuziemski. He defended that title 4 times which included his hotly contested majority decision over Bellew. He dropped the belt when he was stopped in 4-rounds by Sergey Kovalev.
Cleverly moved to Cruiserweight and is on a two fight winning streak which includes his most recent outing when he stopped Alejandro Valori to capture WBA Intercontinental Cruiserweight title on July 12.
Bellew of Liverpool is 22-2-1 with 14 knockouts and is riding a two fight winning streak. He is a former Commonwealth and British Light Heavyweight champion.
Bellew won his first 16 bouts which put him in position for the first fight with Cleverly. In that bout, it was a close back and forth action with Cleverly pulling out a majority decision. Bellew then went on a 4-0-1 streak with a draw and win over classy contender Isaac Chilemba to set up his 2nd world title opportunity against Adonis Stevenson. Unfortunately, Bellew was stopped in six rounds against the Canadian.
Like Cleverly, Bellew moved to Cruiserweight and has scored two knockouts which includes his most recent outing when he stopped Julio Cesar Dos Santos on July 11 for the WBO International title.
Boxing fans can enjoy this amazing card on AWE available on AT&T U-Verse, ch 147 and 1147 in HD, Verizon FiOS TV, ch 169 and 669 in HD, along numerous regional cable providers across the nation. Please check www.AWEtv.com for boxing updates.
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