Plus, really, does this fight sell right now.
Cleverly needs more US exposure first, he's still very unknown in the States and the TV networks turned down Cleverly Shumenov as he's unknown.
Cleverly needs another US fight against a well known opponent first to build his profile Stateside.
A unfication against Shumenov then Hopkins.
Hopkins in the meantime should face Cloud as he is also American the best known and the fight that at the moment generates the most interest.