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Nathan Cleverly Must Fight Krasniqi Next, Rules The WBO

By Miguel Rivera

The World Boxing Organization has ruled that light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (24-0, 11KOs) must face a ranked opponent on November 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. If Cleverly is going to fight an opponent outside of the top fifteen, the WBO will only allow a ten round non-title bout. If the fight is going to be against a ranked opponent, then the winner will have to fight mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi.

The winner of the next Cleverly fight, if it's for the title, will have to start negotiating with Krasniqi in 30 days. Cleverly was going to face Ryan Coyne, but legal issues are going to prevent that fight from taking place. Even against Coyne, the WBO will not approve the match as a title fight because Coyne is not ranked in the top fifteen.

And the WBO approved Sauerland's request for an eliminator between Juergen Braehmer and Eduard Gutknecht. The winner of that fight will face Cleverly or Krasniqi in 2013.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cubfan300 on 10-26-2012

Coyne has already fought once outside the King banner. I believe if the precedent has been set, it is kind of child's play to complain that Coyne took his ball and went home....and....already started a new game.

Comment by Fetta on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=Gooch999;12640236]It's amazing how these governing bodies bully the likes of Cleverly etc into unification fights yet Floyd's held the welterweight title for what a year now and no-one's mentioned a thing.[/QUOTE]maybe they can give him "champion of the decade" belt....oh…

Comment by Gypsy John Fury on 10-26-2012

Only a few months ago the WBO rejected Krasniqi as a defence for Clev!!! Now he MUST fight him?! Rankings can't have changed THAT much since surely??

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-26-2012

It's 2 weeks away, who's going to accept that in the top 15?

Comment by mattf on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=Clegg;12640272]Seriously? The WBO gave Clev a belt without him having to fight for it and since then he's been allowed to fight one hand-picked opponent after another, now he's being bullied because the WBO finally want him to fight someone…

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