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Nathan Cleverly: The Hopkins Fight is Inevitable Now!

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (25-0, 12KOs) is convinced that he will face Bernard Hopkins, now the IBF champion, in a unification before the end of the year. Hopkins, 48, beat Tavoris Cloud on Saturday night to capture the IBF title. Cleverly has to face mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi (39-2, 15KOs) on April 20th at Wembley Arena in London.

"A potential fight between myself and Hopkins is inevitable now," Cleverly told BBC Sport. "I think we'll definitely get that fight on and I believe it will be after my next fight."

"Provided I get rid of this Krasniqi now... then I'm convinced that the Hopkins fight will be after that. I'm glad Bernard Hopkins won the fight because it hypes up a fight between himself and me in the very near future.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TonkaJones on 03-12-2013

Cleverly should leave Warren he should be fighting much more often and Warren hasn't got the fighters to put enough shows on for him anymore. look at the difference between Cleverly and Bellew. Since they fought Bellew has been much…

Comment by TGD on 03-12-2013

[QUOTE=S. Saddler 1310;13132593]my only concern with Warren losing fighters is the possible effect on BoxNation. it's a great channel that i wouldn't like to see go under for lack of top-level fights to show.[/QUOTE] Warren has said BoxNation have the…

Comment by Jloro on 03-12-2013

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;13135242]Will never happen! The old body needs time to rest.[/QUOTE] lol he's already working out posting pictures on twitter. But may is too soon as nice as that may be. Probably fight again in like september. It shocks me he…

Comment by Tobi.G on 03-12-2013

[QUOTE=Cupocity303;13134014][SIZE="3"]B-Hop should make his mandatory defense on the May 5th undercard, and go for the unification.[/SIZE][/QUOTE] Will never happen! The old body needs time to rest.

Comment by -cupo- on 03-11-2013

[SIZE="3"]B-Hop should make his mandatory defense on the May 5th undercard, and go for the unification.[/SIZE]

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