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Friday, March 29, 2013

Weights for Chilemba-Bellew

Isaac Chilemba weighed in at 173 pounds ahead of his clash with fellow light heavyweight contender Tony Bellew. Bellew was 174 pounds.

Chilemba (20-1-1, 9 KOs) displayed mock tears at the hostility of the crowd as he strode up to the scale. Bellew (19-1, 12 KOs) drank water before shedding his tracksuit and something called the WBC silver belt.  He then pounded his chest as the crowd roared, "Bellew! Bellew!"

During the stare down, Chilemba grinned and clowned while Bellew stared at his opponent stone-faced. The men had similar reactions during yesterday's press conference; Chilemba smiled and allowed his gaze to wander as Bellew glared with all the seriousness of a heart transplant.

The fight will take place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England and is scheduled for twelve rounds. The winner is in line for a shot at the true light heavyweight champion of the world, Chad Dawson. The fight will air on WealthTV in the U.S. at 5pm EDT and on SkySports in the U.K.

Here's the video of the weigh-in:

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