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Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew II on AWE in the U.S.

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The Nov. 22 cruiserweight rematch between former light heavyweights Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew will be broadcast on A Wealth of Entertainment (AWE) in the United States from the Echo Arena in Bellew’s hometown of Liverpool, England, the network announced on Tuesday.

Already slated to be shown on pay-per-view in the United Kingdom, the card headlined by the return bout between Cleverly (28-1, 14 knockouts) and Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) can be viewed on AT&T U-Verse channels 147 and 1147 in HD and on Verizon FiOS TV channels 169 and 669 in HD along numerous regional cable providers across the nation.

Other fights to be shown are those featuring RING No. 3-rated junior featherweight Scott Quigg against Hidenori Otake of Japan, RING No. 9-rated bantamweight Jamie McDonnell opposite Walberto Ramos and heavyweight Anthony Joshua, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, fighting Michael Sprott.

Promoted by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, the stacked card also matches RING No. 5-rated super middleweight James DeGale, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, and title challenger Marco Antonio Periban as well as RING No. 4-rated 168-pounder George Groves opposite left-hander Denis Douglin and super middleweight Callum Smith against title challenger Nikola Sjekloca.

Since rising into the cruiserweight division, Cleverly, 27, has registered knockout victories over Shawn Corbin in the second round and Alejandro Emilio Valori in the fourth in May and July, respectively.

With the wins, Cleverly rebounded from being dethroned as WBO light heavyweight titleholder in a fourth-round stoppage loss to Sergey Kovalev in Aug. 2013.

Bellew is 6-1-1 with four knockouts since losing by majority decision to then-WBO titleholder Cleverly in October 2011 at Echo Arena. But since moving to cruiserweight, Bellew has scored knockouts over Valery Brudov in the 12th round in March and Julio Cesar Dos Santos in the fifth round in July.

Bellew, 31, last suffered defeat by sixth-round stoppage to RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson last November.

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