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Nathan Cleverly: I'm Ready For Hopkins, Cloud, Dawson!

New WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly says he is ready for the best in the world after making a successful first defence of his title.

The Welshman beat Aleksy Kuziemski at the O2 Arena with a fourth round stoppage.

And he immediately targeted new WBC champion Bernard Hopkins.

"I want the best in America," said Cleverly. "I'm ready for the likes of Hopkins, Tavoris Cloud or Chad Dawson.

"What a rollercoaster week it has been, but I picked myself up and stayed mentally focused.

"I was happy with that, I'm going home a world champion.

"I thought if the ref had kept it going on a little bit longer I would have put him on the canvas.

"But the ref stepped in. That doesn't matter to me now. This is a great feeling."

Promoter Frank Warren also backed his new world champion to impress in his next few fights.

"Nathan's got a lot of options," said Warren.

"I want to take him to Wales and give him a defence there because he has been on the road a long time.

"I'd put him in with any of the names he's mentioned, and Tony Bellew is in the mix as well."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thurman on 05-23-2011

So this is the guy Calzaghe has been praising recently. Let's throw him in with Bhop. If Cleverly gets executed, it might just be enough to get the Welsh Dragon in the ring for a final rematch with Bhop.

Comment by Rapid Counter on 05-23-2011

I feel sorry for the 3rd tier replacement (Polish dude) who actually did very well in exposing Cleverly's poor defense and on top of that being on the wrong end of a very bad stoppage by the ref? If that…

Comment by leemoorcroft on 05-22-2011

clev will be a top fighter reminds me of lennox lewis think were gona see a better cleverly when he moves up in weight again think he should look for a fight with zsolt erdei then beat bellew then fight…

Comment by Illdil on 05-22-2011

Hmmmm haven't heard of this guy and know way in hell Bhop gota fight him now that he is a LHW champion he has bigger fights for him in the near future look at the list BUTE Dawson Cloud is…

Comment by Stanly Ketchel on 05-22-2011

Ha ha ha. Brits are too much. Stay in England "champ" you will end up looking up at the roof like your countymen if you come to the big leagues. Stay in the minor leagues over there tosser.

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