QUEBEC -- World Boxing Council light heavyweight champ Adonis (Superman) Stevenson and contender Tony (The Bomber) Bellew nearly got an early start on their weekend bout as the two battlers scuffled Friday at the weigh-in. Drew Nowak Seahawks Jersey . Stevenson took exception to Bellew calling him "a pimp." On Thursday, the six-foot-three British boxer had called the five-foot-10 Stevenson "a dwarf." The tension came to a head after the weigh-in -- both clocked in at 175 pounds -- when they did the traditional face-to-face. Bellew apparently gave Stevenson a tap on the head as some of his fans chanted "pimp, pimp, pimp." It was an apparent reference to the 18 months the Haitian-born slugger from Montreal once spent in a Quebec jail on charges of managing prostitutes, assault and uttering threats. The two boxers scuffled and had to be pulled apart. "He put his head on my head, he shoved his head in my nose, so I smashed my head right back in his nose and I told him what I think of him," Bellew said afterward. "Thats all that happened." Stevenson had another version of events. He said Bellew acted out of fear and disarray. "The guy is desperate," Stevenson said. "When I got to the face-to-face, he gave me a hit and I wanted to give him one back. I wanted to rip his head off but my team held me back. I know hes scared, he tries to hide his fear. I saw fear in his eyes." Bellew (20-1-1, 12 knockouts) is competing in his first professional bout outside the United Kingdom. He is a former Commonwealth champion who lost a previous world title attempt by majority decision to WBO champ Nathan Cleverly in Liverpool in 2011. He has won five fights in a row since then. He doesnt mince his words when it comes to his opponent, the only Canadian with a world title from one of the major sanctioning bodies and one of the rising stars of boxing with his devastating punching power. "I think hes a little scrote," Bellew said. "Hes a maggot. I dont like what hes about....The minute I called him a pimp, he exploded. "If you call me a Scouser, Im a Scouser, Im from Liverpool. Thats what a Scouser is. If I call him a pimp, hes a pimp. Thats what hes done. Theres no ifs or buts. Thats what hes done. Thats a fact. Thats not me saying hes this, hes not a nice guy. Thats speculation. I called him what he is. Thats what he was." Stevenson (22-1, 19 knockouts) won the WBC belt and The Ring magazine title as linear champion with a thundering left hook only 76 seconds into his bout with American Chad Dawson in June. The southpaw followed that on Sept. 28 by pounding former IBF champ Tavoris Cloud so badly that the challengedr quit after seven rouns. Bellew was in the Bell Centre audience for that one. Bellew became mandatory challenger with a 12-round decision over Isaac Chilemba in May. While Stevenson may call himself Superman, Bellew doesnt see him as a Man of Steel. "I have a better boxing brain than him," he said. "This guys got 20 guys around him telling him hes great, hes Superman. He aint Superman. Hes a human being with two arms and two legs. Add to that hes a midget compared to me. He cant beat me." The bout will be held Saturday at the Colisee Pepsi. The co-feature will be another light heavyweight title clash between hard-hitting Russian Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1), the World Boxing Organization champion, and Ismayl Sillakh (21-1) of Ukraine. The bouts are to be aired on the U.S. specialty channel HBO. Marshawn Lynch Authentic Jersey . -- Joakim Noah had a season-high 26 points, Carlos Boozer scored 23, and the Chicago Bulls held on to beat the Orlando Magic 128-125 in triple-overtime on Wednesday night. Cliff Avril Authentic Jersey . beat Ryan Blaney off a restart with 21 laps to go and hung on to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway.(SportsNetwork.com) - NBA veteran Shawn Marion says he plans to retire after this season, his 16th in the league. Marion, currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, told AZCentral.com he could play another three seasons but wants to spend more time with his first child, an 8-month-old son named Shawn. The four-time All-Star played his first 8 1/2 seasons for the Phoenix Suns followed by stints with Miami, Toronto and Dallas. He signed with Cleveland in September for a chance too win a second NBA title. OBrien Schofield Authentic Jersey. . Marion, 36, helped the Mavericks win a championship in 2011. I wanted to go out on my terms, Marion told the website. The biggest thing is having a son. I got attached to him. Seeing him periodically is hard. Watching him grow up on pictures and videos is hard. The 6-foot-7 forward, famous for his inelegant shooting style, was averaging 15.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 1,144 career games entering Wednesday. wholesale jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '
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