Tony Bellew’s crunch clash with Isaac Chilemba on March 30 will be shown live in America on WealthTV.
Bellew and Chilemba meet in an official final eliminator for the WBC light heavyweight World title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’, the top of an explosive bill of action including the rematch of the UK fight of the year between Derry Mathews and Anthony Crolla – with all the action live on Wealth TV.
“Bellew v Chilemba is arguably the best fight thus far for 2013,” said Charles Herring, President of WealthTV. “With two top ten world rated boxers, this fight is too close to call and a must watch. Matchroom Sport is featuring the only BoxRec five-star rated bout on March 30 and we are excited to be airing the card live and exclusively on WealthTV across the US.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “I’m delighted that this massive show will be broadcast live across America on Wealth TV. I can’t stress the importance of this fight in Tony Bellew’s career. He is one fight away from challenging for the prestigious WBC title and faces arguably his toughest test yet in Isaac Chilemba. The card is stacked from top to bottom and US fans are in for a real treat with the fight of the year rematch between Mathews and Crolla. They will be enthralled by the passion and atmosphere that us Brits create on fight night!”
Huge fights between Bellew and Chilemba and Mathews and Crolla are joined a cracking pair of English title fights as Rocky Fielding defends his super middleweight title against Wayne Reed and unbeaten Liverpool starlet Jazza Dickens faces Jon Fernandes for the vacant super bantamweight title.
Team GB captain Thomas Stalker boxes in his hometown for the first time as a pro after his debut in east London on Saturday, while fellow former Team GB members Kal Yafai, Callum Smith and Scotty Cardle continue their pro journeys.
Tickets for Betfair’s ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ at the Liverpool Echo Arena on March 30 are on sale now priced £30, £40 and £60 from the Echo Arena on 0844 8000 400 and www.echoarena.com. £100 ringside and £150 VIP tickets are available from Matchroom Boxing on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com.