WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly has been given the prestigious role of leading out Wales’ football team ahead of their Vauxhall international friendly match against Austria this Wednesday (6th February) at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.
Welsh hero Cleverly, who makes the fifth defence of his title against mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi on Saturday 16th March at Wembley Arena, will also carry the match ball and take part in the half-time penalty shoot-out.
Mexican hitman Miguel Vazquez says he’ll be as deadly as fellow countryman and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez when he faces WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns at Wembley Arena.
Vazquez, the IBF World Champion, puts his title on the line against Burns’ belt in a big unification clash on Saturday 16th March that also features stars Nathan Cleverly, George Groves, Dereck Chisora* and Liam Walsh.
Promoter Frank has put together a blockbuster event ‘Rule Britannia’ on Saturday 16th March at Wembley Arena featuring some of the biggest stars in British boxing including Ricky Burns, Nathan Cleverly, George Groves, Dereck Chisora and Liam Walsh.
WBO World Lightweight Champion Burns headlines the show in a sizzling unification showdown against tough Mexican IBF World Champion Miguel Vazquez.
Unbeaten super-middleweight talent Frank Buglioni has been given a big boost by world champion Nathan Cleverly ahead of his next fight.
Buglioni met with Cleverly at a London gym before the Welshman headed off to Los Angeles to defend his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against Shaun Hawk with an eighth round stoppage.
Cleverly has been impressed with the young Londoner who’s only had six fights, but has looked better and better with each performance and says he could be future world champion.
Nathan Cleverly exploded onto the American fight scene with a devastating display against Shawn Hawk to retain his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The Welshman's fast hand and superior skills were too much for Hawk and in the seventh round he went down twice from two punishing body shots.
George Groves has backed Nathan Cleverly to be a hit in America this weekend.
The Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Champion impressed US fight fans in July this year when he stopped tough Mexican Francisco Sierra in San Jose, California, in a bloody battle.
Welshman Cleverly defends his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title this Saturday night just down the west coast in Los Angeles at the world famous Staples Centre against Shawn Hawk.
Oscar De La Hoya wants Bernard Hopkins to face Nathan Cleverly in Britain next year.
The President of Golden Boy Promotions met Cleverly for the first time yesterday at an outdoor press conference at the Staples Center.
WBO World Light-Heavyweight champion Cleverly impressed the US media when he discussed Saturday’s fourth title defence against Shawn Hawk at the world famous Los Angeles venue.
De La Hoya said: ‘What is very possible is Bernard Hopkins going to Britain to box Nathan.
Native American Shawn Hawk intends to shock the world when he faces Nathan Cleverly this weekend. It would be one of boxing’s biggest upsets of recent times if the Sioux Warrior snatched the unbeaten Welshman’s WBO World Light-Heavyweight crown at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Hawk who was approached as a late replacement for Ryan Coyne just last week, but only got confirmed as Cleverly’s latest challenger on Sunday.
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.
Nathan Cleverly will defend his WBO World light-heavyweight title against Shawn Hawk at the Staples Center, Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The American, 28, steps in at short notice and replaces Ryan Coyne who was forced out of the big showdown because of contractual problems.
Welsh ring idol Cleverly said: ‘He has a good record with a high KO ratio. So he's a big puncher and I won't treat him lightly because I can't get careless or reckless.