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Cleverly Ready To Fight Hopkins on March 9 at Barclays

By Rick Reeno

As BoxingScene.com first reported on Saturday, former champion Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (52-6-2, 32KOs) will return on March 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Hopkins, who will be 48-years-old by the time of the fight, will attempt to break his own world record.

In 2011, Hopkins became the oldest man in boxing history to win a major world title - when he won a twelve round decision over Jean Pascal to capture the WBC light heavyweight crown.

Richard Schaefer, the CEO for Golden Boy Promotions, told BoxingScene that WBO champion Nathan Cleverly (25-0, 12KOs) is one of the three possible options for Hopkins. The other two include IBF champion Tavoris Cloud and WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov.

BoxingScene spoke to Cleverly, who welcomes the opportunity to fight Hopkins at Barclays.

"That would be a great fight. Bernard was a great fighter. I think that fight would be great for the light heavyweight division. I'm a world champion, I've got an exicting style. It would be a good gel of styles in that fight. Bernard is technically excellent and with my excitement - that would be a interesting fight and one that I would like to be involved in," Cleverly told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SirTomJones on 11-12-2012

If Cleverly got a KO/TKO victory over Hopkins boxingscene would blow up :lol1:

Comment by SpeedKillz on 11-12-2012

[quote=IIG;12691426]I'm sorry, but Cleverly would win decisively.[/quote] I'm sorry, but he would not.

Comment by IIG on 11-12-2012

I'm sorry, but Cleverly would win decisively.

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 11-12-2012

I like Cleverly. I thought his accuracy, will to bring the fight to his opponent and textbook boxing at times was good and entertaining. I haven't seen him against solid opposition yet, but I like him. Hopkins is a bad…

Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 11-12-2012

How long can Hopkins keep this up? I mean he should beat Cleverly but at what 56 lol years old now? Should he really?

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