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Monday, April 1, 2013

Chilemba-Bellew Post Fight

Isaac Chilemba and Tony Bellew fought to a disputed draw Saturday night at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. In the aftermath, both fighters have expressed interest in a rematch. Chilemba wrote to Bellew on Twitter, "Don't wait too long for the rematch, [the] world might think you're scared." Bellew responded, "[I'll] do it straight away. The next available bill! The sooner the better!" Isaac wrote back, "Let's do it[.] I'm ready and waiting."

At the post-fight press conference, Chilemba's trainer, Buddy McGirt, revealed that Isaac was suffering from the flu and had trouble breathing the day of the fight. McGirt also addressed Bellew's claim that Chilemba's trainer told him that he thought Bellew had won the fight. McGirt called it a misunderstanding.

Looking tired and ill, Chilemba reiterated his belief that he won the fight and said that this was the most disappointing decision of his career. He also stated that he doesn't want the rematch to take place in the United Kingdom.

Here is the video of the press conference:

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