Nathan Cleverly hopes to win his own US Election this week by proving he is the light-heavyweight division’s future.
The Welsh star will be defending his WBO crown on one of boxing’s biggest stages at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night against Shawn Hawk.
America goes to the polls on Tuesday, but the only votes Cleverly needs are from fans who want to see him in big match-ups against Tavoris Cloud, Beibut Shumenov, Chad Dawson and Bernard Hopkins early next year.
Three-time super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch now believes he has surpassed British greats like Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn, and will go down in the history books on top of undefeated legend Joe Calzaghe.
Mikkel Kessler and Allan Green continued their war of words when they met today at the final press conference for their WBC light-heavyweight silver championship clash this weekend.
Travelling fighter Green promised to break Kessler in two in front of his home fans and accused the Viking Warrior of not being the same fighter since his 2007 unification showdown with Brit legend Joe Calzaghe.
Having had his training licence denied by the British Boxing Board of Control, legendary trainer Enzo Calzaghe was forced to watch from the stands as his longtime student Enzo Maccarinelli picked himself up off the canvas twice to capture the British cruiserweight title on Friday night.
Promoter Frank Warren yesterday announced the first world title show at the Royal Albert Hall in over a decade with British star Nathan Cleverly headlining the legendary venue on Saturday, 28 April.
Unbeaten Cleverly, who defeated American Tommy Karpency last month, will make the fourth defence of his WBO light-heavyweight title against the number four ranked Robin Krasniqi, subject to confirmation from the WBO.
WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and challenger Tommy Karpency both comfortably made weight for their title contest at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday night, live on BoxNation.
Champion Cleverly came in at 12st 6lbs (174lbs) for the homecoming fight, his first back in Cardiff since 2008, while his American challenger weighed a little lighter at 12st 4.5lbs (172.5lbs).
Veteran promoter Frank Warren hit out at young rival Eddie Hearn last night for comments the Matchroom Sport boss made about Warren’s new broadcast venture BoxNation and recent negotiations for a Billy Joe Saunders fight.
Warren and Hearn recently exchanged quips on Twitter after going back and forth on the social network site to negotiate a clash between their respective prospects Billy Joe Saunders and John Ryder.
WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will defend his title against American Tommy Karpency in his homecoming fight at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on February 25.
IFilm London Productons presents Impossible Is Nothing – The Jamie Wood Story, which features boxer Jamie Wood who is going through the fight of his life as he battles to overcome Ewing sarcoma, a form of cancer. This extra-ordinary story shows Jamie putting himself through the paces of a boxing training session with former world champion Joe Calzaghe at the Trad TKO Gym, ahead of a major operation in the coming weeks.
The Jamie Wood Story Part 1
When you share the same surname as the nation’s No1 boxing promoter and are heir to one of the biggest and longest running organisations in the sport then you bide your time and wait for the day the old man hands you the keys to the family business. Not if your Messrs. Francis and George Warren that is. Then you set up a rival firm and get a slice of the action for yourself.