HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a split-site, world championship tripleheader, highlighted by a red-hot middleweight title clash in Atlantic City, plus an intriguing light heavyweight bout from Wales when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: DANIEL GEALE VS. DARREN BARKER, JONATHAN ROMERO VS. KIKO MARTINEZ AND NATHAN CLEVERLY VS. SERGEY KOVALEV is seen SATURDAY, AUG. 17 at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT) from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City (live ET/tape-delayed PT) and the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, … Read Article
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 ice hockey stronghold, in April 1983. He began boxing aged 11 after following a … Read Article
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 champion’s boxing style, he will have to do it … Read Article
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.… Read Article
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 Kovalev, who has destroyed 19 of his 21 opponents … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 Sergey Kovalev this Saturday at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.… Read Article
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 chance to convince others of the veracity of his claim when he … Read Article
With less than 60 rounds on his slate, mammoth hitting WBO World Light-Heavyweight title challenger and world ranked Sergey Kovalev might be shy on professional experience when he fronts up to defending champion Nathan Cleverly at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena this Saturday.
However the presence of John David Jackson in the unbeaten Russian’s corner should certainly act as a buffer.
A globetrotting two time-two weight world champion in the late 80s and early 90s, the Denver … Read Article
The official weigh-in for WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and challenger Sergey Kovalev will be open to the public and free to watch on Friday 16th August on Cardiff’s Queen Street at 2pm.
Cleverly and Kovalev face-off for the final time before they clash the following night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in the highly anticipated showdown between the undefeated Welsh hero and the explosive-punching Russian, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. … Read Article