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Cleverly vs. Hawk

Mares decision Moreno; Cleverly destroys Hawk; Angulo, Santa Cruz also win

(Photo: Showtime) LOS ANGELES (Nov. 10, 2012) – Abner Mares defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight World Title with a 12-round unanimous decision victory in the main event of Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast in front of 6,341 of his hometown fans at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Some of LA’s finest, including Jack Nicholson, Metta World Peace, Caron Butler and Mickey Rourke were in attendance to witness a SHOWTIME tripleheader that showcased two crushing knockouts and a bruising, back-and-forth main event that featured a clash of styles that produced fireworks.

Referee Raul Caiz Jr., immediately had his hands full in the wildly entertaining opening round that saw Moreno touch the canvas from a push. The pace was set for the sensational scrap. While both champions were warned for fouls multiple times throughout and Mares knocked down Moreno for the first time in his career, the main event was closer than the official scores of 116-110 (twice) and 120-106 indicated. Continue reading

Weights: Cleverly-Hawk, Mares-Moreno, Angulo-Casarez

NATHAN CLEVERLY weighed in at 12st 6lb 4oz (174.4lb) for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-heavyweight title defence against Shawn Hawk in Los Angeles tomorrow night.

Hawk hit the scales at 12st 5lb 8oz (173.8lb) for the scheduled 12 rounder which will be staged at the Staples Center.

Several hundred fans turned up at the open air weigh-in which took place outside the arena where Cleverly will be making his fourth defence.

Unbeaten Cleverly, 25, said: “Shawn took the contest at short notice which forced me to find some orthodox sparring because my original opponent, Ryan Coyne is a southpaw.

“I have just been getting on with my job, training in the sun and looking forward to fighting in front of a new audience.

“I really enjoyed the weigh-in with the crowd making noise and the loud announcer, but my title defence is what I am here for.” Continue reading

Cleverly will be loved in the U.S, says Groves; Welborn targeting Gavin

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 World Boxing Organization (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, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
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Nathan Cleverly defends WBO 175 lb title against Shawn Hawk on Showtime Extreme on Saturday; WBC News

LOS ANGELES (November 7) – One of Europe’s top stars, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Heavyweight World Champion Nathan Cleverly will put his unbeaten record and world championship belt on the line against South Dakota’s Shawn “The Sioux Warrior” Hawk this Saturday night at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The 12-round world title fight will air live as part of the SHOWTIME EXTREME® broadcast along with a clash between junior welterweight prospects Antonio Orozco and Danny Escobar before the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader headlined by the WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship matchup between Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Cleverly enjoying LA; Donaire vs. Arce news conference; Kid Yamaka

NATHAN CLEVERLY has got a taste for Los Angeles life.

The unbeaten Welshman makes the fourth defence of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight title in the City of Angels against Shawn Hawk at the Staples Center on Saturday evening.

Since arriving last Friday, Cleverly has visited Mickey Rourke’s house, sparred at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym and impressed at a public workout at MacArthur Park on Monday afternoon. Continue reading