Advertisement
Advertisement

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."

Tags: Nathan Cleverly image  
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...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You Euro News: Imre Szello, Lauren vs. Svensson Card, Pierre Madsen Promoters Coming Together To Fight New Laws in New York Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka is Likely Purse Bid Bound Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You Jacobs: I'll Fight Golovkin Before Canelo Does - For Right Money Muhammad Ali Center Looks To The Future Without The Champ Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin! Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha Ready
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement