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Big League or Scrapheap for Cleverly?

This time next week, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois, Nathan Cleverly will put his world title prospects on the line.

The Welsh fighter, a former WBO light heavyweight champion with a record that reads 29-2 with 15 of those wins coming by knockout, will be stepping into the ring to face on the highly rated Andrzej Fonfara.

Fonfara, rated #2 by the WBA and #3 by the WBC, has a record that reads 27-3 with 16 wins coming by way of knockout.

In agreeing to face the big-punching Fonfara, Cleverly opted out of the chance to take on the WBA lightweight champion Juergen Braehmer, a fight many believe gives Cleverly his best chance of becoming a world champion.

Talking about his decision to go down the route he has chosen to, Cleverly is quoted as having remarked,

“Initially, I was all set on the Braehmer fight but I thought long and hard about the Fonfara option for a few days and I drifted towards that.

“He’s more of a dangerous opponent and he hasn’t got the world title but it’s in the big market in America. Thought if I can overcome Fonfara in this tough fight then I’m in the big league then.”


Or on the scrapheap!

There’s no doubt that this fight is a hugely dangerous one for the Welsh fighter, can he come through it unscathed or will it be time to call it a day?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 10 2015

Time: 2:41PM

 

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