This Saturday British fan favorite Tony Bellew (19-1, 12 KO's) takes on proven South African Isaac Chilemba (20-1, 9 KO's) in what could be the toughest fight of the 30-year old's career so far. The winner of this fight will become a serious contender in the light-heavyweight division and will be almost guaranteed a shot at WBC world champ Chad Dawson. The bout takes place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool so Bellew will have home advantage and he does enter this fight as the slight favourite, but there are many fans out there who believe that the 30th is going to be a bad night for 'The Bomber.'
This is how the fans see the fight going:
Tony Bellew: 67% - By KO: 25%.
Isaac Chilemba: 33% - By KO: 100%.
@Tman17tm - Bellew. He showed in the 2nd McKenzie fight, he can box and move. I think he wins wide UD with a few hairy moments.
@RowanAnthonyK - Chilemba without a doubt. KO within 8 rounds. Have watched him train recently. Beast! Gonna make easy work of it!
@stevie_hazo - Chilemba KO inside 9. Bellew isn't quite what the Hearn Hype Machine suggests.
@sean87ph - On paper his (Bellew) hardest fight. Think he'll grind out a tough points win. He's a smarter fighter than he's given credit for.
@mike65fielding - Bellew late stoppage RND 11 #AndTheNew
@1982reggie - I like Bellew but he is fighting a live opponent in Chilemba and that fragile chin will be checked... Going for Chilemba KO.
So as you can see, the majority of the fans are picking Bellew to win this fight, but a lot of the people who know what Chilemba is about are picking him to win the fight, and they all think it will be by KO! It is a real 50/50 fight, and to get the win Bellew most likely will have to stick to his boxing and avoid a tear-up as we've seen before that Chilemba is a tough man to keep down. No one can be certain of what way this is going, but we know one thing for sure: With two hungry young lions in the ring, we are guaranteed fireworks and excitement!
Check out my prediction for the fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCi1ElCtezE