Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cleverly on Sparring With James DeGale, Braehmer Fight

By Phil D. Jay

Fresh from his fiery sparring sessions with British super-middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale, world light-heavyweight title challenger Nathan Cleverly believes that the 2008 Olympic champion is heading straight for the top of the fight game.

The 24 year-old challenges Juergen Braehmer for the WBO 175lb title on the same bill as DeGale’s British and Commonwealth 168lb grudge match with George Groves on May 21st at the O2 Arena and says he has learned a lot from sparring the Londoner.

“It’s been good stuff [the sparring], real classy stuff,” Cleverly told Sky Sports Ringside show.

“Obviously I am going for the world title and James is destined for bigger things, so it’s good sparring. The type of sparring that if you make a mistake, your going to get caught.

“There were moments when we opened up, you learn how to take a punch and then moments where you stay long a jab, it’s a learning process.”

The Welshman, who is undefeated in 21 contests, meets the tough German titleholder next month and although his is confident of becoming world champion, is not overlooking the southpaw, who has been a world champion since December 2009.

“He’s quality. He’s a very dangerous fighter, a KO specialist. He’s got good pedigree and is former world amateur champion, which says it all.

“He also beat Ricky Hatton and Carl Froch in the amateurs, so he’s a real dangerous fighter, a proper world champion.”

Nathan Cleverly v Juergen Braehmer and James DeGale v George Groves are live from the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 21st May on Sky Box Office from 8pm.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 04-27-2011

The winner of this fight should be right on the cusp of top 10 P4P status.

Comment by TonkaJones on 04-27-2011

Come on Cleverly hope he can do it on May 21st. Got to pick DeGale over Groves. Don't like his attitutde & brashness but he's improving all the time & Groves looked terrible in his last fight against a limited…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Adonis Stevenson-Sean Monaghan Fight Being Pushed Back Golovkin's Promoter Updates on Status of Billy Joe Saunders Fight Photos: Luis Ortiz, Derric Rossy - Go Face To Face in New York Anthony Ogogo Registered Blind After Fracturing Eye Socket Mike Perez Ring Return Set For April 28 In Dublin Glenn Dezurn vs. Leroy Davila To Open Up ShoBox, April 14 Trainer: Gamboa, If He Stops Bad Habits, Can Beat Lomachenko Eric Molina: Not Many Will Beat Joshua, He'll Go Through Klitschko David Haye is The Latest To Entertain Facing a UFC Fighter Mikkel Kessler Ring Return in Play For World Boxing Super Series Bradley Skeete vs. Shayne Singleton Set, June 2 In Brentwood Shumenov vs. Dorticos Headed To Palms in Las Vegas, April 29 Brook vs. Spence Tickets - Fight Pass Pre-Sale Sold Out Pacquiao Adviser: Pacquiao-Horn Deal Being Finalized For July 2 Petrov's Promoter Could See 'Fight of The Year' With Flanagan Kathy Duva Explains Why Barrera is Not Fighting Artur Beterbiev Luis Ortiz's Manager Explains Why They Signed With Al Haymon Charlo's Trainer, Hatley Argue About Results of Spence Sparring Frank Warren: 1 Mill For Crolla To Face Flanagan, is Hearn Joking? Liam Smith Hopes To Land Miguel Cotto Showdown Thomas Stalker To Return In Leicester, April 22 Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement