Tony Bellew
Tony Bellew is hoping to secure an immediate rematch with Isaac Chilemba.

Tony Bellew is desperate to secure an immediate rematch with Isaac Chilemba after a controversial draw cost him a shot at the WBC light heavyweight title.

The Liverpudlian was bidding for a shot at Chad Dawson but, after a bright start against Chilemba, was unable to come up with clean shots and was left frustrated as he failed to gain the win in front of his home fans.

Despite Bellew's claims after the fight that he was the clear winner, he has since come to realise that he did not do enough to gain the verdict and he is now seeking an immediate rematch in order to secure a shot at Dawson.

"I want an immediate rematch, I'm willing to get right back in with him. I'd do it right now. I know there's mistakes that I made, but that rests on my shoulders - I made those mistakes and I know I could have done more," Bellew told Sky Sports.

"He had a good round, it gave him a bit of momentum and he really started to come into the fight. That's my fault. You can't make excuses at this level and I could have done more.

"I didn't go through the gears in the way I should have done. I'm learning, but I'm learning at the highest level."

Alvarado gains revenge over Rios

While few fans will remember the performance of Bellew or Chilemba, American supporters were once again provided with a pulsating night of action as Mike Alvarado gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous points decision.

Their first encounter was voted one of the best fights of 2012 and this one was arguably even better. Both men refused to take a backwards step and promoter Bob Arum claimed the second round was the best in boxing since the first round between Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler back in 1985.

Alvarado landed the heavier shots throughout the brutal 12 rounds but it was his face that bore the marks of battle as he sported a nasty cut above his left eye.

This was another contender for fight of the year and there are already calls for a third bout as each man now has one victory to his name.

Golovkin demonstrates his one punch power

Boxing returned to the glamorous sovereign city of Monaco at the weekend and fans were treated to a stunning display from highly-rated middleweight contender Gennady Golovkin.

The 30-year-old has found it difficult to secure a bout with any of the champions in his division and there will be little reason for them to change their mind after another brilliant performance eneded with a devastating one punch knockout in the third round.

Nobuhiro Ishida was the victim as Golovkin maintained his impressive unbeaten record which stands at 26-0 with 23 Kos. The fighter from Kazakhstan has stated that he will fight anyone between 154-168 pounds but who wants to put their title on the line against such a vicious puncher and skiller boxer?

Britain has its own contenders for the middleweight title, with Matt Murray, Darren Barker, Andy Lee and Matthew Macklin all vying for a shot, but they would be well served steering clear of Golovkin.