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.
“It’s a great honour and a sense of pride to be asked by the Welsh FA to lead the national team out and carry the match ball for the big game,” Said Cleverly
“I hope the lads do the business against Ireland and I’ll do the same against Kovalev on Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena,”
“Boxing and football in Wales have great links and both support sports support each other, I’m behind the national team and Cardiff City 100 percent and they are both in my corner for my fights.”
Nathan Cleverly vs Sergey Kovalev: Cleverly Double Impact
WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly predicts a stunning Welsh sporting double this Saturday with a win over Sergey Kovalev and Cardiff City beating West Ham.
Cleverly faces a massive test against the dynamite-punching Russian in the sixth defence of his title at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, while earlier in the day The Bluebirds’ make their Premier League debut at the Boleyn Ground.
The Cardiff City fanatic reckons they’ll win and he’ll shock the boxing world by beating the invincible Kovalev who’s destroyed 19 out of 21 opponents with 18 coming inside three rounds.
“It’s going to be a great double for Welsh sport this Saturday with Cardiff City in top flight football for the first time followed by my world title showdown against the best challenger in the division in Kovalev,” Said Cleverly.
“This is a massive opportunity for them to show what they can do against the best teams in the country starting at West Ham and I’m predicting it will be a win for them,”
“The players want to get back to the Motorpoint to be ringside to support me in my fight and it will be great having them there cheering for me as I look to make it a double Welsh victory.”
Remaining tickets can be purchased from:
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Box Office
02920 224 488
0844 249 1000
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