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Cleverly: 'Tony Bellew will not hear the final bell'

Nathan Cleverly celebrates beating Alejandro Emilio Valori during their WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title fight Credit: PA

Nathan Cleverly has vowed to step up his quest to become a two-weight world champion by disposing of Tony Bellew in their rematch in Liverpool on November 22.

The Welshman beat Bellew via majority decision in the same city in October 2011 but went on to lose his WBO light-heavyweight title in a knockout defeat to Sergey Kovalev last year.

Bellew also suffered a jolting loss at the hands of Adonis Stevenson in Quebec last November but the pair now campaign at cruiserweight where they hope to muscle back in on the title picture.

Nathan Cleverly (left) in action against Shaun Corbin Credit: PA

Many people have asked me why I am going back to Liverpool to fight Tony Bellew again and the answer is simple - I don't like him.

He talks too much and although I've beaten him before in front of his home fans, I am going to KO him this time around. He will not hear the final bell, I can guarantee you that.

I will deal with him all over again and become a two-weight world champion.

– Nathan Cleverly

There is clearly bad blood between the pair and Bellew insists he will claim a victory comprehensive enough to send Cleverly into retirement.

Tony Bellew celebrates win his WBO International cruiserweight title fight Credit: PA

I have been waiting for this fight for three years and now it is here revenge is the only thing on my mind.

This is a chapter in my life that I need to close and I will do that by ending Nathan Cleverly's career on November 22.

I am in the sport to be successful and win titles but this fight means more to me than any of that - this is personal, and he will not want to enter a boxing ring after I have finished with him.

– Tony Bellew

Chris Coleman says 'heart sank' on Ramsey injury

Wales will be without Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen for their up and coming crunch Euro qualifiers with Bosnia and Cyprus.

Ramsey will miss the games with a hamstring problem while Joe Allen has not played since Wales beat Andorra last month. Gareth Bale is selected for the back to back home games while there are recalls for James Collins and David Cotterill and a first call up Wolves youngster Lee Evans.


Wales squad announced for next Euro qualifiers

Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad Credit: PA

The Wales squad for their next two European Championship qualifyers has been announced. Gareth Bale is among the players selected.

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Kyle Letheren
  • Owain Fon Williams
  • James Chester
  • James Collins
  • Ben Davies
  • Paul Dummett
  • Danny Gabbidon
  • Chris Gunter
  • Samuel Ricketts
  • Neil Taylor
  • Rhoys Wiggins
  • Ashley Williams
  • David Cotterill
  • David Edwards
  • Lee Evans
  • Emyr Huws
  • Andy King
  • Joe Ledley
  • Gareth Bale
  • Simon Church
  • Tom Lawrence
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Jake Taylor
  • George Williams
  • Jonathan Williams

WRU: 'Record re-investment into the game'

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The WRU says re-investment into the game by the governing body is at record levels.

During the last financial year the WRU allocated £22.5 million into rugby an increase on the previous period at £22.1 million.

In this year's annual report the WRU also posted a profit before tax of £2.4 million on a turnover of £58.5 million for the period.

The total rugby allocations stand at just over £4.3 million for the community game, £1.1 million for the Principality Premiership and £17.1 million for the Regions in Wales.

It also says during the year the repayable bank debt was reduced to £15.0 million.

Bluebirds pick up a point at Brighton

Jones was on target for Cardiff. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Cardiff picked up a draw away at Brighton in the Championship this evening, with both goals coming mid-way through the first half.

Brighton defender Bruno scored for the home side after 20 minutes, before Bluebirds forward Kenwyne Jones equalised just a minute later.

The point is the fifth gained in the league under caretaker bosses Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young and moves Cardiff up to 13th in the League.

Elsewhere Wrexham scored late on to beat Kidderminster the Conference.


Further speculation over manager role as Cardiff City take on Brighton

Former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is rumoured to be taking the role Credit: PA

Cardiff City go into their game against Brighton tonight with Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young still in temporary charge, despite on going speculation that former Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade could take the job permanently.

The Bluebirds travel to Brighton after beating Sheffield Wednesday over the weekend.

Jamie Donaldson: 'I hit the shot of my life'

Pontypridd born Jamie Donaldson has spoken to ITV News after he won the Ryder Cup for Europe at Gleneagles.

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He managed a 5&3 win over Bradley to take Europe to 14 1/2 points to retain the 40th Ryder Cup against the USA.

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Donaldson was playing his first Ryder Cup, and the singles victory over Keegan Bradley this afternoon was the third match he won this weekend.

Today he spoke toITV Granada about his win:

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