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Nathan Cleverly

Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev: Gogue’s Big Fight Preview

On Saturday, March 4th, 2006, at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England, undefeated and long reigning WBO Super Middleweight Champion Joe Calzaghe attempted to silence the fight critics who consistently claimed the slick southpaw was a protected fighter who religiously avoided the best competition in his respective division by facing the hard punching and undefeated IBF title holder Jeff “Left Hook” [...]

Official Weights from Atlantic City: Geale 159.5, Barker 159.5

Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark telecast airs at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast from Atlantic City features a 12-round junior featherweight title fight as Jonathan Romero squares off against Kiko Martinez. The evening’s main event features middleweight title-holder Daniel Geale against challenger Darren Barker in a title bout scheduled for 12 rounds. Official Weights from Atlantic [...]

Video from Cardiff: Nathan Cleverly 174, Sergey Kovalev 173

At today’s official weigh-in on Cardiff’s busy Queen Street, outside the Capitol Shopping Centre, WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly came in at 12st 6lb (174lb) while the challenger Sergey Kovalev weighed 12st 5lb 8oz (173lbs). Undefeated Cleverly makes the eighth and riskiest title defence against the dynamite-punching Russian tomorrow night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, [...]

Tottenham star Gareth Bale Backs Nathan CLeverly

WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly has been given a boost by Tottenham and Wales star Gareth Bale ahead of his crucial title defence against Sergey Kovalev tomorrow night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. Welsh hero Cleverly met with Bale on Wednesday night at Cardiff City’s ground before the Wales international friendly against the Republic of Ireland where the undefeated [...]

Cleverly vs. Kovalev: Is Nathan clever enough to deal with the pressure?

This Saturday on HBO Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev will get their biggest test to date when they collide in the ring live from Cardiff, Wales. The stage is set, both men unbeaten and fell ready to take the next step up the ladder at the light heavyweight division. Can Cleverly step up to the challenge of facing a dangerous fighter who will thrown combination punches and with major power in [...]

Cleverly vs. Kovalev: Interview With Kovalev Manager Egil Klimas

KOVALEV MANAGER: ‘WHEN YOUR WELSH FANS START TO SING, SERGEY WILL JUST PRETEND THEY’RE SINGING FOR HIM!’ So what to we know about Sergey Kovalev, the formidable Russian destroyer who challenges Welshman Nathan Cleverly for the WBO World Light-Heavyweight strap at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena this Saturday? Known as ‘Krusher’, the 30 year old was born in the city of Chelyabinsk, an [...]

Kovalev faces Cleverly for light heavyweight title Saturday on HBO

CARDIFF, WALES - Russian light heavyweight knockout artist, Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, 21-0-1, 19 KOs, takes on undefeated WBO champion Nathan Cleverly, 26-0, 12 KOs, for the world light heavyweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff Wales, Saturday night. The fight will be shown on HBO in a broadcast scheduled to begin at 9:45 PM (Eastern Time). Kovalev will not only have to overcome the unbeaten [...]

World Boxing Organization Announces Sergey Kovalev – Nathan Cleverly Officials

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, August 17, in the light heavyweight world title fight between the champion Nathan Cleverly and the #2 ranked Sergey Kovalev, to be held at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, in a Frank Warren Promotions presentation. [...]

Sergey Kovalev: “This Fight Will Not Go Past Three Rounds”

KOVALEV: “I’VE TRAINED TO GO THREE ROUNDS, BUT NO ONE CAN GUARANTEE THAT THIS FIGHT WILL GO PAST THREE.” At today's media workout in Newport, Russian KO King Sergey Kovalev had some fierce words for the WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly, who he faces on Saturday night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Undefeated [...]

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Running Order

DOORS OPEN: 17:30 hrs Fight # 1 – 17:45 hrs 4 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest ALED COOK V KIERON GRAY Fight # 2 – 18:05 hrs * 4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest RHYS EVANS V MATT SEAWRIGHT Fight # 3 – 18:30- hrs * 8 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest LIAM WILLIAMS V DARREN CORDONA Fight # 4 – 19:10 hrs * 8 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest LEWIS [...]

Nathan Cleverly To Lead Wales Football Team

WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly will lead out the Wales national football team out tomorrow night for their friendly against the Republic of Ireland at the Millennium Stadium. The undefeated Welsh hero has also been given the prestigious role of also carrying the match ball and will be announced to the crowd ahead of his big title defence against sledge-hammer hitting Russian [...]

Nathan Cleverly: “I Expect To Stop Kovalev Midway To Late”

NATHAN CLEVERLY: ‘I WIN BECAUSE I BRING THE BETTER ALL ROUND PACKAGE. I EXPECT TO STOP KOVALEV MIDWAY TO LATE.’   For some time now, WBO World Light-Heavyweight king Nathan Cleverly has been putting himself on offer as the finest 175lb prizefighter on this planet.   On Saturday evening, at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in his native Wales the 26-year-old from Cefn Fforest finally gets his [...]