Boxing: Bellew: I'm too smart for Cleverly

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The Independent Online

Tony Bellew is happy to acknowledge Nathan Cleverly's academic prowess, but feels confident he has a better boxing brain than the Welshman.

The pair go toe-to-toe tonight at the Echo Arena in Bellew's home city of Liverpool, with Cleverly's WBO light-heavyweight belt on the line. A brief skirmish broke out at the weigh-in yesterday. "He has got a big heart," Bellew, 28, said. "But that is going to be his downfall. I have got a better boxing brain."