The fight is set to put the long time rivals finally together in the ring for what will be Cleverly’s first title defence since winning the vacant strap back in May.
WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has acknowledged light-welterweight champion ruler Amir Khan as the top British fighter around, ranking him above the likes of super-middleweight champion Carl Froch and former heavyweight master David Haye.
WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly was ringside at rival Tony Bellew’s British title win over Ovill McKenzie on Saturday night and spoke to FrankWarren.tv afterwards to offer his opinion on the action.
Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew added the British strap to his title haul and lined up an autumn showdown with WBO champion Nathan Cleverly after a unanimous decision win over Ovill McKenzie.
After a thrilling first contest, notable for its four knockdowns, the rematch was a much tamer affair which Bellew bossed behind his job from the opening bell getting it 119-110, 118-112, 118-112 on the judges cards.
Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew has ridiculed WBO titleholder Nathan Cleverly for looking like former Eastenders character Nick Cotton, claiming the Welsh fighter thinks he’s better than the average person.
Welsh boxing legend Joe Calzaghe believes a fight between fellow countryman Nathan Cleverly and former foe Bernard Hopkins is still a ‘long way’ away despite the fact both fighters are champions in the same weight class.
Bellew, who failed to make the weight for a last minute title shot against Cleverly last week, believes the insult-ridden press conference the pair shared live on Sky Sports News has got the nation baying for a match up between the two.
Cleverly defended his WBO strap for the first time on the same night 46-year-old Hopkins became the oldest man to win a major world title and the young champ he set his sights on dethroning the legend.
New WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has dismissed a challenge from his former stablemate Enzo Maccarinelli stating he wants to go to America to prove himself.
Having rejoined old trainer Enzo Calzaghe for a comeback at light-heavyweight, Maccarinelli has put his name in the hat for a shot at Cleverly revealing he is happy to go back on his word never to fight his old friend.