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Cleverly vs Krasniqi

Result: Nathan Cleverly Outpoints Robin Krasniqi; Chisora defeats Avila

In a fight that was supposed to be a competitive one, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO’s) totally dominated challenger Robin Krasniqi (39-3, 15 KO’s) in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision in front of a packed Wembley Arena in Wembley, London, UK. Cleverly took some monstrous shots from Krasniqi in rounds 6, 7 and the 8th rounds, but got the better of him with a high work rate.

The judges scored the fight 120-108, 119-109, and 120-108. Krasniqi showed excellent power throughout but he wasn’t able to keep up with the constant output from Cleverly. There was also a size difference between the two of them. Cleverly looked like a cruiserweight after rehydrating for the fight, while Krasniqi just looked like he was at the same weight he did for the weigh-in. Being much bigger than Krasniqi definitely gave Cleverly a huge advantage in the fight because he was able to absorb the big shots from Krasnqi without getting shock up. Continue reading

Predictions For Tonight’s Fights! Fury/Cunningham, Cleverly/Krasniqi, Alvarez/Trout

613 Not long to go now until tonight’s action packed evening of boxing action gets underway!

We have heavyweight action with Tyson Fury Vs. Steve Cunningham, we have an important light-heavyweight encounter between Nathan Cleverly and his mandatory, Robin Krasniqi, and we have a massive, tough-to-call light-middleweight unification bout between future megastar “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout.

The action takes place in New York, London and San Antonio, Texas. All three cards have some interesting supporting bouts, but it’s the big three that are most exciting for fans.

Here, and for what it’s worth, I give my three fight predictions: Continue reading

Nathan Cleverly say Krasniqi victory will be the best

BOXINGWorld Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly says beating Robin Krasniqi at Wembley Arena on Saturday night will be his best win yet.

Undefeated Cleverly rates his 10th round stoppage of then unbeaten Karo Murat – who fights International Boxing Federation (IBF) king and American great Bernard Hopkins in July – two and half years ago as his most impressive so far and his schooling of Tony Bellew comes a close second.

Germany based Kosovan Krasniqi, the number one and WBO mandatory challenger, hasn’t lost in 38 fights, with his last four fights ending in back-to-back stoppages.

“Krasniqi is a dangerous challenger, the best I’ve faced yet and I’ve trained as if I’m the challenger in this fight,” Said Cleverly who met with the media out a work-out today in London. Continue reading

WBO Announces Cleverly – Krasniqi Officials; WBO On Baysangurov-Andrade

Nathan CleverlySAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, April 20, in the world title fight between light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and #1 ranked Robin Krasniqi to be held at the Wembley Arena in London, United Kingdom, in a Frank Warren presentation.

For this bout where the WBO light heavyweight champion Cleverly (25-0, 12 KOs), from Wales, United Kingdom, will defend for the fifth time his belt against Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KOs), the referee will be Mark Nelson.

Meanwhile, the judges for the Cleverly-Krasniqi bout will be Denny Nelson, Zoltan Enyedi and Phil Edwards. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Istvan Kovacs. Continue reading

Nathan Cleverly: ‘Krasniqi Is Potentially the Best I’ve Faced’

ruleBritannia_v4The time has come for WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly to finally stake his claim as the world’s leading light-heavyweight.

On Saturday evening the boxing boffin – a maths graduate from Cardiff University – headlines Frank Warren’s huge ‘Rule Britannia’ promotion at Wembley Arena in a tough mandatory defence against rising German based Kosovan Robin Krasniqi.

And the 26 year old is aware that an impressive victory could vault him into a Transatlantic superfight with IBF counterpart Bernard Hopkins this summer.

The whole card, which also features the comeback of Dereck Chisora plus Liam Walsh against Scott Harrison and Paul Butler, is live and exclusive in the UK, on BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, from 7pm on Saturday evening.  Join at www.boxnation.com  

Boxing writer Glynn Evans found ‘Clev’ in rude health and chomping to meet the challenges when they spoke at length on the weekend. Continue reading

Cleverly and Klitschko Title Defenses on EPIX in April and May, Respectively

NEW YORK, NY (March 19, 2013) — Live world championship boxing continues its EPIX run in April and May with two more exciting events featuring the kings of the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight champion NATHAN CLEVERLY defends his title against No. 1 contender ROBIN KRASNIQI on Saturday, April 20, at London’s Wembley Arena. The following month, World Heavyweight Champion WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, making his fourth consecutive appearance on EPIX, defends his WBO/International Boxing Federation (IBF)/World Boxing Association (WBA)/International Boxing Organization (IBO)/The Ring world titles against undefeated Top-10 contender FRANCESCO PIANETA on Saturday, May 4, at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany. Continue reading

Cleverly vs Krasniqi Headlines Wembley Arena

Mr. Warren’s Wembley Arena promotion on Saturday 20th April will go ahead with WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly headlining the show in a title defence against Robin Krasniqi, televised live and exclusive on BoxNation.

London star Kevin Mitchell makes his comeback on the show in a ten-round lightweight contest as he targets a third opportunity at a world title.

And exciting heavyweight Dereck Chisora will make his long-awaited return to the ring subject to regaining his British Boxing Board of Control license.

Cromer star Liam Walsh will also feature on the card in a defence of his Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title. Continue reading

Burns vs. Vazquez / Cleverly vs. Krasniqi Live on EPIX March 16

burns6World championship boxing makes its 2013 debut on EPIX next month with an exciting quadruple-header! World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight champion RICKY “Rickster” BURNS and International Boxing Federation (IBF) titlist MIGUEL “Titere” VAZQUEZ will collide in a world title unification to determine the division’s top dog in the main event of a blockbuster four-bout card.

“Best of Britain” will be televised live ringside from Wembley Arena in London, Saturday, March 16, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, exclusively on EPIX, the premium entertainment service. EPIX will stream the fights live on EpixHD.com and on the EPIX app on Xbox consoles and Roku players as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans. Continue reading

Cleverly expecting easy win over Krasniqi on March 16th

World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly says his clash against big-hitting Serbian Robin Krasniqi will be like Andy Murray facing Novak Djokovic – only he will come out the winner.

Unbeaten Cleverly, 25, puts his title and record on the line at Wembley Arena on Saturday 16th March on a huge night of boxing joint-headlined with Ricky Burns’ WBO/IBF World Lightweight Unification fight against Miguel Vazquez, plus George Groves challenging for the Vacant European Super-Middleweight title, heavyweight Dereck Chisora* and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Champion Liam Walsh, all live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading

UK News: Cleverly vs Krasniqi; British Lionhearts; Anthony Fitzgerald

A purse bid will be held for the fight between Light Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and Robert Krasniqi Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

Anthony Fitzgerald looks to settle ‘Unfinished Business’

Anthony Fitzgerald has called on Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Promotions to allow him the opportunity of setting the record straight with Dungiven slugger Eamonn O Kane on the undercard of the Carl Frampton – Kiko Martinez European title fight at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on February the 9th. Continue reading