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Bellew headbutts Stevenson at weigh-in

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Tony Bellew squared up to Adonis Stevenson as he stepped off the scales © AP
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Tony Bellew and Adonis Stevenson had to be held back from coming to blows amid chaotic scenes at the weigh-in for their world title clash in Quebec.

The pair squared up to each other after light-heavyweight Bellew shouted at champion Stevenson, nicknamed 'Superman', as he stepped off the scales. The fighters were separated after butting heads.

"He got into my face so I butted him," Bellew said. "He tried to put his face into me so I slammed by head into his nose."

Stevenson's reputation has soared after stunning victories over Chad Dawson and Tavoris Cloud, but Bellew is still confident he can bring the title back to Liverpool.

"I've been thinking about him morning, noon and night. He's the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to bed. All I want to do is nail him," Bellew said.

"Don't believe the hype. You should just look at the facts, and the fact of the matter is that he's been knocked out by a journeyman.

"I've got respect for what he does, and I respect his punch-power, but come Saturday night there's only going to be one winner. I'm hurting Adonis Stevenson, and I'm taking his belt."

However Stevenson is equally as confident. "Nobody is going to come here to Canada and take my title," he said. "He's going back to Liverpool with a black eye and I'm going to knock him out. Believe me, Bellew is going down."

Bellew headbutted Nathan Cleverley before their world title fight in 2011, which he went on to lose.

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