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Nathan Cleverly Eager To Impress American Fans in LA

Nathan Cleverly is relishing the chance to impress American fight fans after his WBO light heavyweight title defence was switched to Los Angeles on November 10.

Cleverly was originally due to face Ukrainian Vyacheslav Uzelkov in Cardiff on October 27, but Golden Boy promotions have handed him a spot on a bill featuring WBC super-bantamweight champion Abner Mares and IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz.

The Welshman is determined to enhance his reputation in the US and believes such a big stage will bring out the best of him.

"At only 25 it's a dream come true to defend my world title in America on such a big show and it takes my career to a whole new level, it's a golden opportunity to make a big statement that I'm the leading man in the light-heavyweight division," said Cleverly.

"It will be exciting and challenging to get the recognition of the American fans and media and prove to them that I'm the real thing.

"Of course, I love fighting and headlining in front of my Cardiff home fans, but this shows that I'm not scared to leave my home comforts and risk my title by putting it on the line in another country, that's what being a world champion is all about, I relish the challenge.

"It's a big test in my career, but I'm ready and won't be overawed. I think that this will give my performance a sharper edge because I'm not at home and the pressure to perform will be on me."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 285Kid on 10-08-2012

Golden Boy have this kid on USA tv setting up Hopkins next fight

Comment by SAJ10 on 10-08-2012

If he wanted to stay home and fly under the radar with easy defences then he wouldn't have made this move.

Comment by SAJ10 on 10-08-2012

To be fair to Cleverly he's stated he's taken a fight in America to get exposure so that Shumenov and Cloud will face him in America, as they aren't prepared to come to the UK for it. He's just cancelled…

Comment by SAJ10 on 10-08-2012

Coyne is rated 2 with WBA and 10 with WBC so not at all bad for short notice. Strange though he isn't rated in top 10 with WBO but that's how crazy the ranking system is I suppose. Can be…

Comment by JKidd2624 on 10-08-2012

Wonder if this means we get a legit challenger for his title, or a unification fight? Haha, yeah right...

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