Advertisement
Advertisement

Francis Robinson, Lewis Rees on Cleverly-Braehmer Bill

Wales' next generation of boxing talent, Francis Robinson and Lewis Rees, are aiming to do their country proud on May 21 at The O2 in London.
 
It's a big night for boxing in the Principality with young star Nathan Cleverly facing the biggest test of his career when he tackles tough German Jurgen Braehmer for the WBO World Light-Heavyweight title.
 
And both Robinson and Rees say the unbeaten 24-year-old has already been an inspiration.
 
Rees was a highly decorated amateur and makes his pro debut on Frank Warren's blockbuster card.
 
And Robinson, who has only had one pro fight to date, has boxing in the blood because his dad is former world champion Steve.
 
"Nathan grew up with tales of Joe Calzaghe, and although I did too, Cleverly is the boxer that I look up to now," said Rees.
 
"In a couple of years he has come through from being a prospect to being on the verge of a world title.
 
"He's putting Welsh boxing on the map again, and hopefully we can get some big fights down in Wales and I can be a part of that.
 
"He can be the man like Calzaghe, and encourage a whole new generation of talent in Wales to take up boxing.
 
"I don't know when my fight will be on the evening, but I've asked matchmaker Dean Powell to get me on early so I can watch Nathan winning that world title!"
 
Robinson added: "We're a proud boxing nation and we've had a real production line of talent over the last few years.
 
"I just want to get a few wins under my belt and get as much experience as I possibly can.
 
"To box on such a huge card on what could be a very important night for the sport in Wales is a dream come true really.
 
"My dad might have been a world champion, but I'm my own man and I want to carve out a name for myself because of my achievements, not his."
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17 Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready, Wants a Crack at Jose Pedraza Oleksandr Usyk To Make Return on Golovkin's Card, Dec. 10? Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Deal Reached, Late November Eyed Linares vs. Crolla Rematch Targeted For Dates in February, March Hearn: Joseph Parker Has The Balls To Fight Anthony Joshua! Photos: Jorge Linares Unseats Anthony Crolla - HUGE Gallery Trainer Explains 'Witch-Hunt' That Mentally Broke Tyson Fury
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement