No it won’t be cancelled you dumb dork… Cleverly wanted this fight… This is his step up fight.
I do think Kovalev will surprise Cleverly and his whole team.. Cleverly has some of the same flaws Calzaghe had — which isn’t surprising considering Enzo Calzaghe is his trainer as he was JC’s.
Enzo never boxed in his life. That’s a massive problem.
Kovalev has John David Jackson… One of the best trainers in the world.Posted June 28, 2013 11:52 pm
You guys don’t understand boxing. This fight will not happen. It will get cancelled at the last minute. No way will Cleverly face a serious opponent like this, the match has been announced just to keep Cleverly’s name in the headlines, as though he’s a serious fighter. He isn’t. Trust me. Mark my words. This fight will definitely get CANCELLED.Posted June 25, 2013 7:23 am
Great fight…Cleverly needs some prime smart sparring for this one.Posted June 22, 2013 8:20 am
Is Cleverly’s oppo that bad.
Bellew is now mandatory with the WBC with Stevenson
Murat is mandatory with the IBF with Hopkins. This is a step up in my eyes but his oppo isn’t quite as bad as you’re making out.Posted June 22, 2013 2:25 am
Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)
Thanks brother, Fight Aficionado. In that case… you really know boxing.Posted June 21, 2013 9:25 pm
I have been waiting sooo long to see Cleverly fight a decent fighter and now this fight could be the one. But sadly my faith in Clev is completely shattered and i still dont believe he will even take this guy on. I think he and warren will find a way out, with loads of the usual excuses of course. Even if you get beat Clev you will get respect for taking on a decent fighter. Go for it Clev please dont pull out….. Prove em all wrong, show them you are not a coward…Posted June 21, 2013 8:43 pm
Cosign Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)Posted June 21, 2013 8:30 pm
Mick the Marmalizer
Ray Gordon Reid: It’s me MIX, have you heard from Josie Wales?Posted June 21, 2013 6:55 pm
RAYBAN GORDON REID KOVALEV EEEASY ON KO I SAID IT FIRST!Posted June 21, 2013 6:21 pm
Just watch The Champ perform on the 17th August please believe !!!!Posted June 21, 2013 6:21 pm
Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)
Kovalev is a whole lot more than just a slugger with scary power. He is an extremely well-rounded and talented technical boxer with this silky-smooth style that looks absolutely effortless. He’s very light on his fight, has great movement and throws punches from all sorts of angles with both hands.
He also doesn’t wind-up or telegraph his shots. And when he hurts guys with power shots it looks like he’s not even throwing them hard — which means he has extremely, naturally heavy-hands combined with great technique. Some guys keep saying “watch out for his right,” but SK has REAL KO power in BOTH hands. Perhaps most importantly, he’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever seem. When he has a guy hurt and smells blood, he shifts into overdrive and comes at them 110% with murderous intentions.
Although Cleverly is a very talented boxer, he does NOT have the power to contain the controlled-aggression of Krusher and keep him off of him.
Prediction: The Krusher by brutal stoppage. Then he will go to beat both Hopkins and Adonis and will become THE Light HW Champion of the Word. Real Talk.Posted June 21, 2013 6:05 pm
I don’t know why either guy wants this fight but I’ll take it. Sick rumble here. Plus, it’s an HBO triple header? Am so there…Posted June 21, 2013 5:27 pm
Ray Gordon been out huntin’ gators again. Don’t get caught Ray.Posted June 21, 2013 3:14 pm
RAY GORDON REID – Hey RAY, you picking Cleverly? Didn’t you see MJames post? He says we don’t understand boxing and this fight will never be made. get it?Posted June 21, 2013 2:34 pm
You guys don’t understand boxing. This fight will not happen. It will get cancelled at the last minute. No way will Cleverly face a serious opponent like this, the match has been announced just to keep Cleverly’s name in the headlines, as though he’s a serious fighter. He isn’t. Trust me. Mark my words. This fight will definitely get CANCELLED.Posted June 21, 2013 1:56 pm
WHICH THIS FIGHT WAS ON EPIXPosted June 21, 2013 1:38 pm
CLEVERLYPosted June 21, 2013 1:36 pm
Maybe its Nathan’s ego – too bad as that’s going to cost him his title.Posted June 21, 2013 1:28 pm
Mongoose – What Cleverly’s camp either see or think they see as a possible weakness is Kovalev’s all out, going for broke early rounds offensive onslaught. They figure their fighter can use his sound defensive skills to weather the first half of the fight and take the hard punching Russian into deep waters. Kovalev has only gone the distance a couple of times as a pro and Cleverly figures (at least on paper) to have the edge in stamina/endurance in this match. Whether that strategy works out for them remauns to be seen of course. It seems to be a rather bold ‘roll of the dice’ but who knows? Most anything can happen in the sport of boxing.Posted June 21, 2013 1:23 pm
Wow! Didn’t see this coming. Much respect for cleverly. He really must think he’s the second calzaghe to take that fight. A lot of questions will be answered that night. But it sounds too good to be true. Things like that don’t happen in boxing. Unless the cleverly camp knows something we don’t know.Posted June 21, 2013 12:56 pm