Eubank Jr: Carrying on tradition

On Saturday night at the unassuming Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham a young fighter will make his way to the ring to a familiar tune. His strut will remind you of a legend from an era gone. He will scale the ropes in a fashion you’ve seen before. And go about his business in a manor you thought had been confined to the DVD box sets. But you’ll know his name.

Carol Vorderman interviews Nathan Cleverly

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly talks to fellow maths whiz Carol Vorderman ahead of his homecoming title defence against Tommy Karpency on February 25. Its not quite one of Kugan Cassius’ in-depth chats but she ain’t half better looking than the iFilm London host.

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Nathan Cleverly media workout

WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly was in London’s Peacock Gym yesterday to workout in front of the press ahead of his February 25 homecoming title defence against American Thomas Karpency in Cardiff.

Bellew: ‘Clev fight shows I’m world-class’

British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew has dismissed upcoming opponent Danny McIntosh’s chances when the pair meet at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on April 14, live on Sky Sports.

Bellew who lost a close decision to WBO titleholder Nathan Cleverly in his last outing believes the experience shows he is a level above former European champion McIntosh.

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Froch: ‘Cleverly fight is boring’

Former WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has dismissed talk of a fight between him and WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly as ‘boring’, claiming there is no interest in the contest.

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Ricky Burns installed as WBO lightweight champion

Coatbridge boxer Ricky Burns has been installed as the WBO lightweight champion after Mexican holder Juan Manuel Marquez notified the sanctioning body that he is moving up to campaign at welterweight.

10-Count Quiz: Leon Williams

The last people to come out of South London with the ‘Solid’ moniker were a 30-man strong urban music collective that faded into obscurity as quickly as they shot to fame. Just as well Leon ‘Solid’ Williams is made of different stuff.

Hailing from the streets of Streatham, Williams has already picked himself up from three defeats to win the British cruiserweight title in his short 12-fight career – the last thing he intends to do is fade into obscurity. 

Shumenov: ‘Getting Cleverly proving difficult’

WBA light-heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov has expressed his frustration at his inability to pin down WBO titleholder Nathan Cleverly to a unification clash.

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