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Anonymous,bum level at best

Posted November 3, 2013 9:09 am 


Fight aficionado is right. Cleverley isn’t a big puncher and thought his chin was better than it was. Nice guy but European level at best and a Cruiserweight. I hope he gets a win and leaves with his senses in tact or he could end up another Enzo Mac.

Posted November 1, 2013 2:30 pm 


TONY G…You are 100% right.Cleverly has the talent,and a new trainer is needed,his father cant take him where he should be at this point,but he does have the skills but needs the right person behind him at this point.

Posted November 1, 2013 8:37 am 


Poor fella will NEVER recover from that awful beating he took of that monster Kovalev…………

Posted November 1, 2013 7:58 am 


cleverly c level at best.

Posted October 31, 2013 5:14 pm 


Fight Aficionado you have it spot on. i am glad nathan is getting in another fight before the year end i think it will be good for him. either that or he’ll lose all confidence like enzo. Ive gained a ton of respect for cleverly who i didnt particulary respect before he fought kolakev but he has behaved like a champion no excuses. respect to the dude

Posted October 31, 2013 4:50 pm 


I don’t no what to think of this change in weights.. I guess I’ll find out on the 30th if it’s a good idea or even if Clevs the same fighter anymore. I hope he is and hope to see him back at world level again. Is that at cruiser I’m not sure.

Posted October 31, 2013 2:58 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Cleverly is a good boxer but his punch isn’t that big. Does he think he’ll bring a punch into the Cruiserweights? Or is it just because he knows Kovalev will quickly lock up 175 as soon as the other belt holders have the guts to fight him?

Posted October 31, 2013 1:16 pm 

Mick the Marmalizer

There’s 53 countries in the Commonwealth so it can not be described as a paper title. If Clev is successful hopefully FW will allow him to defend it overseas as he needs as much experience & exposure as possible, unfortunatly I can’t see it. However a Lonsdale belt out-right is in touch as is the EBU title. “Good luck to him”!
As for the height issue, I’m looking at a photo me & him @ Merthyr Tydfil a few years ago, well I’m 5’10” & he’s about 4-5 inch’s taller then me.

Posted October 31, 2013 4:07 am 


It might be the case that he’s had enough of boxing we should find out soon but he his still young and plenty of miles on the clock yet.

Posted October 30, 2013 7:34 pm 


I think Celverly is tired of boxing. He’s been at it a long time, and he appears to be burned out.

Posted October 30, 2013 6:18 pm 


Mandatories are meaningless drivel foisted on boxing fans by so-called sanctioning bodies. Clev never faced, Pascal, Hopkins, Dawson, Stevenson, Cloud, etc… and none of them were “mandatory” for him with his WBO belt. You want to be the best you have to fight the best.

Posted October 30, 2013 4:33 pm 


Well these guys that Clev beat were and are mandatory for world title belts you cant beat much better than that plus on all known form Hopkins should have definitely stopped Murat but didn’t and remember Clev was just 23 when he beat Murat. justsaying

Posted October 30, 2013 4:02 pm 


Murat is not a top fighter — despite hanging in there against BHop. Please note that BHop hasn’t scored a KO in more than NINE YEARS. Did you see those wild, amateurish punches thrown by Murat?

I’ll grant you that Bellew was a solid opponent — and he’s the only one. A few more Bellews on Clev’s resume and he would’ve progressed significantly.

Posted October 30, 2013 3:57 pm 


Another thing about Clev he did stop Karo murat at 23 who gave the great Hopkins a decent fight without getting stopped plus he also beat Bellew who’s fighting Stevenson next on Nov 30th for the wbc title justsaying .

Posted October 30, 2013 3:50 pm 


So Cleverly once again fights for a “vacant” belt. It is interesting that he’s never beaten a champion to win a belt at any level. Too bad his handlers didn’t actually let him learn to fight at the highest level. Had he not been fed a steady supply of stiffs, he may not have been surprised by Kovalev. This is a tough business and talented young fighters like Clev can be destroyed by management teams who are intent on maximizing paydays at the expense of acquiring the skills that make a man ready to face the best.

Posted October 30, 2013 3:50 pm 


Lets give Clev a chance and see what happens 60 fights in the whole of his career including the ams. plus he would have learnt so much from the Kovalev defeat.

Posted October 30, 2013 3:42 pm 


Lol…run Nathan RUNNNNNN

Posted October 30, 2013 2:17 pm 


Cleverly has skills but likes to go face first…that was his mistake in his last fight.Against bigger guys it will be dangerous..lets see!!!

Posted October 30, 2013 1:47 pm 

Pat Mustard

Someone from Sky Sports (maybe Glenn McCrory) said that it would be a bad idea for Cleverly to go up in weight but I think Cruiserweight is a weaker division right now than Light Heavy so it’s a good move in my book.

Posted October 30, 2013 1:27 pm 


What happened to Nathan mouthing off that he wants to kick Kovalev’s ass? Well at least Nathan can look forward to fighting bums at cruiserweight for the next two years, making half decent money. After that, he’ll somehow be handed the WBO interim title and then be upgraded to the full title without actually fighting anyone to win it … wait, that was his legacy as WBO light heavyweight champion wasn’t it?? Haha, bring it on Nathan, we love you.

Posted October 30, 2013 12:50 pm 


Never rated him anyway, but when he faces a half decent cruiser he will get his arse kicked badly. He should win this fight, then retire. He has a degree and some money to start a business. He has done well, but fighting much bigger guys is gonna get him hurt!

Posted October 30, 2013 12:45 pm 

boxing barlow

Strange to think of Cleverly at cruiser and Macaraenelli at light heavy! I think Warren should cash these two in with a all Welsh fight. Would be a half decent earner for both guys and would give Enzo a decent pay packet to retire on.

Posted October 30, 2013 11:05 am 


what no return with sergey. LOL.

Posted October 30, 2013 10:51 am 


Boxrec is correct. Clev is definitely not over 6’2″. Look at the weigh in etc pics vs Kovalev, there isn’t much between them in height and Koalev is “only” 6’0″.

Posted October 30, 2013 10:46 am 


why would i pay 40 quid for this

Posted October 30, 2013 10:19 am 


after his last fight iam surprised the welshman is still looking for another paper belt.

Posted October 30, 2013 10:13 am 


I was in a body combat class in Swindon last Friday and Nathan Cleverly was in it, with his bird (very fit), kind of weird. He said he was moving up and I thought to myself I wish you well but you are not a banger at light heavy and you like to trade, against far bigger men this could be very dangerous. This isn’t a 5 Ib increase we are talking about its a 25 Ib increase from light heavy to cruiserweight. Nice bloke really hope he proves me wrong.

Posted October 30, 2013 9:57 am 

Mick the Marmalizer

It’s time for Clev to move on & that means a clean break from FW. He’s more then capable of winning a Lonsdale belt out-right @ 200Lb + the EBU title, but needs a complete fresh start & a few fights on the continent or the USA?Canada. The cruiserweight division is one of the weakest in Boxing, so hopefully he could win “a” World title (WBO if he stay’s with Warren). However as I say it’s time to move on!

Posted October 30, 2013 9:02 am 


Barlow I would say boxrec gas it wrong. Im 6ft 2 and hes taller than me

Posted October 30, 2013 8:52 am 


Only time will tell if Cleverly can thrive at cruiseweight, but between Kovalev, Stephenson and even Hopkins, there was no world title prospect at light heavy.

Posted October 30, 2013 8:38 am 


clev is 6ft4. he is talented offensively but altho he has a maths degree its his ring iq that’s at fault. he has the talent to beat kovalev but not the skills. needs to work on his defence. not unlike amir khan or roy jones.

Posted October 30, 2013 8:24 am 

boxing barlow

I was under the impression Cleverly was a big light heavey about 6’4. buit i just checked him out on boxrec to find he is only 6’1 and half. This suprises me as he always seems so much taller than his oppenents. Given the fact he has been saying he has been struiggling to make the weight coupled with the fact he has such a slim frame initially I was all for this move but now I’m not so sure. It will be intersting to see how he fills out.

Posted October 30, 2013 7:59 am 

Swedish Boxing Fan

I’m not sure if its a smart move for Nathan Cleverly. I mean on one side its smart based on that the cruiserweight division is in a weak posision now without a dominant world champion is more open. HOWEVER I feel that Nathan Cleverly is just to small to make it there as he was proven not to be that great as a light heavyweight and the cruiserweights are bigger men and Cleverly is not a big man. The only light heavyweight fighters I belive would do fine in the cruiserweight class are Bernard Hopkins, Adonis Stevenson, Chad Dawson, Tavoris Cloud and Antonio Tarver.

Posted October 30, 2013 7:53 am 


Cruiserweight Division very weak at the moment
Nathan has probably done himself a favour by moving up to fight a 5ft 10 Aussie Hardman
Easy Win

Posted October 30, 2013 7:12 am 

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