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Cleverly Will Consider The Option of Leaving Boxing

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly, 26-years-old, is considering the possibility of walking away from boxing, after suffering a one-sided four round TKO loss to Sergey Kovalev this past Saturday night. Cleverly was dropped three times in the fight before the contest was waved off in the fourth round. It was the first career defeat for Cleverly, who lost his title in the process. Cleverly will now take some time off and plans to evaluate his future when his vacation is over.

Cleverly told BBC Sports - "I will have a holiday now and recover and see where I go from here and see what I want to do in life now. I will go away and live a normal life for a bit now. Just leave boxing for a bit - it has been an intense period.

"The good thing is that I prepared well and I cannot have any regrets, because I missed training or cheated on anything. I can hold my hands up and say Kovalev took his chance. So I'll go away, live a normal life, and you know six weeks into that where you want to go. Your instincts tell you if you are missing boxing, or are you going to find another career path. Who knows where my heart is going to lie? If I continue, I will come back and give it ago. But the background I have got and the brain I have got, do I really need to continue? It could go either way my career. I could leave it there or give it another go."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DreamFighter on 08-21-2013

why is this Jurgen Braehmer even being mentioned when he is ****e beyond belief? He was middling when he was prime and that was over a decade ago. Its even worse than name dropping Oliver McCall. Anyone using Braehmer as…

Comment by PolishPummler on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;13667139]Enzo Maccarinelli was the mandatory for Johnny Nelson. Nelson retired rather than face Maccarinelli so he vacated the title. I believe WBO champ at lightweight was Marquez and he moved up in weight therefore he vacated the titles.…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=PolishPummler;13667125]Enzo Mac, Ricky Burns. Who are/were they promoted by? Who did they beat IN THE RING to own a title. Which belt did they have handed to them? A pattern has emerged.[/QUOTE] Enzo Maccarinelli was the mandatory for Johnny Nelson.…

Comment by PolishPummler on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;13667106]What other times? Is it Cleverly's fault that the champion backed out of the fight with days to go? Is it Warren's fault? Why is Cleverly criticised for a guy being scared to fight him? In fact, Braemer…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=PolishPummler;13667098]Odd why has this happened mutliple times before with the same promoter for the same belt? Am i wrong in saying Cleverly did not win his belt in the ring and rather had it handed to him?[/QUOTE] What other times?…

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