• Tony Bellew v Roberto Bolonti

Bellew to battle Bolonti

ESPN staff
October 3, 2012
Tony Bellew is the WBC silver champion © PA Photos

Tony Bellew will aim to push himself further towards a world-title shot when he takes on Roberto Bolonti on November 17 in Nottingham, on the undercard of Carl Froch v Yusaf Mack.

Argentina's Bolonti, 33, has won 30 of his 31 fights (19 inside the distance) but has never taken anyone on outside of his homeland - and there are few, if any, quality names on his CV.

"He's ranked above me by every single organisation," Bellew said. "He's the WBC No. 6 and he comes with a great record. I've now seen him through YouTube and he can punch with either hand and he is very durable."

The Brit is running the risk of leaving just a two-month gap between fights, having stopped Edison Miranda to win the WBC silver crown during September.

Bellew has already been involved in one world-title clash, losing a majority decision to Nathan Cleverly in October 2011.

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