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Liverpool boxer Derry Matthews to take on Richar Abril for the World Lightweight title

Derry Matthews. Credit: Press Association.

Liverpool's Derry Matthews is expected to be handed a surprise shot at the World Lightweight title.

It's thought he'll take on the Cuban, Richar Abril for the WBA belt at Liverpool's Echo Arena in March.

It's the fight that Manchester's Anthony Crolla has had to give up after suffering a fractured skull when confronting suspected burglars.

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Amir Khan to wear £20,000 shorts for Las Vegas fight

Bolton boxer Amir Khan will be wearing shorts with 24-carat gold thread when he takes on two-time world champion Devon Alexander.

The shorts are reported to be worth around £20,000 and are made of white nappa leather, silk and feature a waistband made of the gold thread.

Amir Khan Credit: Press Association

The welterweight fight will take place at the MGM Grand tomorrow night.

The winner could go on to fight the undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

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Bellew and Cleverly weigh-in ahead of tomorrow night's fight

There are just 24 hours left until one of the biggest sporting events of the year- when Liverpool will be hosting a highly-anticipated night of boxing.

Tickets for the rematch between local hero Tony Bellew and Welshman Nathan Cleverly sold out in less than 48 hours, making it the fastest selling sporting event ever held at the Echo Arena.

Today, at the final weigh in, both boxers weighed-in at 14st 3lbs.

Bellew and Cleverly go head to head

Ahead of one of the most eagerly anticipated fights in British boxing Liverpool's Tony Bellew and arch rival, Nathan Cleverly, will come face to face this afternoon. They'll be at a press conference ahead of this weekends clash. Bellew was defeated in a world title clash by the welshman 3 years ago. The last time they met sparks flew as Mike Hall reports.

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