Bellew and Cleverly are ready for their grudge match

Tony Bellew and Nathan CleverlyTony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly insulted each other for the last time after they made weight for their eagerly anticipated rematch, which will see two very bitter rivals face each other in what internet bookmakers believe will a brutal clash.

These fighters did not get along very well at all on the stage when they met again, but eventually they were separated before their clash on Saturday.

In Liverpool, Cleverly was booed as he walked up to the stage, while Bellew was cheered, as he was in his hometown.

Weighing in at 14st and 3lbs, Bellew was only a pound under limit of the cruiserweights, and this was also matched by Cleverly.

The Merseysider was happy to get over the final formality before the showdown, and believes that at the Echo Arena he will have his words backed up with the sound of the first bell.

“Tomorrow the talking stops. It’s real now, 36 hours until detonation, simple as that,” said the fighter. “I’m excited. If I had my way, we would have stopped the talking after the very first press conference.”

Nadal to return to action for the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi

Rafael NadalRafael Nadal said that he will be back in action in January for the exhibition tournament taking place in Abu Dhabi, after the player’s appendix was removed, and sportsbook software services can’t wait to see how the Spaniard performs in his return to the court.

Nadal, 28-years-old, received an operation to have his appendix removed in the first week of the month. This decision meant that he wasn’t able to feature in the ATP World Tour Finals, and his season ended early, as it was riddled with illness as well as injury.

Nadal, who has 14 Grand Slam titles to his name, had back pain for a large part of a season that ended early for him.The player suffered an injury to the wrist and after Wimbledon took place, and ended up on the sidelines.

In June, his victory at the French Open, which proves to be the ninth time that he was able to win the tournament in Paris, is a very unusual highlight this year for the player.

This will prove to be the sixth time that Nadal will compete in the exhibition tournament taking place in Abu Dhabi. The Spaniard was able to win the competition in 2009 as well as in 2011, impressing many fans along the way.

Federer is fit to play in the Davis Cup final

Roger FedererRoger Federer – No 2 in the world and a favourite with sportsbook software services – was considered fit to feature for Switzerland in the final of the Davis Cup taking place in Lille, France.

It was confirmed that the very famous Swiss is set to face France’s Gael Monfils in the second singles rubber on Friday, with Stanislas Wawrinka taking on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga when the opening match gets underway.

Federer was very doubtful for the meeting after the player had no choice but to pull out last weekend from the ATP World Tour final.

After Federer closely beat Wawrinka in a very exciting semi-final game of three sets, his back problem became worse, and this didn’t let him feature in the final against Novak Djokovic, No 1 in the world.

Medical staff from Switzerland deemed the player to be fit enough to play after a practice session that took place on Thursday.

“Things have been going well out there this morning. I was really happy with the way I felt,” said Fedrerer.

“Only the match gives you the answer,” the player added. “I’m just pleased that I can play tomorrow, give it a go. Things have been going well.”


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