Cleverly: 'I want this more than Bellew'
Despite being tipped as the clear favourite, Cleverly says he is preparing for the toughest fight of his career, claiming that he will show that he wants it more on fight night.
‘I am hoping for a comfortable victory but I am preparing for the fight of my life,’ said Cleverly. ‘It is not a foregone conclusion. I am focusing on going out there and putting on a very solid performance.
‘I don’t care whether he boxes or fights. I am not bothered. I will be ready for whatever. I have the ability to adapt to anything he throws at me. He is potentially the hardest opponent I have faced.
‘My mindset is that I am going in to a hard fight no matter how it looks on paper. We are two unbeaten British fighters in the same weight division and both hungry to win, but I’m going to show that I want it more.’
The all-British dust-up will be the biggest fight to date on new boxing channel BoxNation and Cleverly also expressed his excitement about featuring on the UK’s first dedicated fight channel.
‘I am very excited to be fighting on BoxNation. It was a fantastic debut, there were some small fights but they turned out to be classics. I enjoyed it not just because I am a boxer but as a fan. It has a bright future and there is more to come I am pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of it.’