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 Last update:  7/25/2012       Read more by Shaun Brown         
   
Team Cleverly: Nathan Wants To Fight as a Heavyweight
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By Shaun Brown

Plans are already afoot regarding the long-term future of WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly, 24-0 (11). Speaking to BoxingScene, his trainer and father Vince discussed what lies beyond his sons current stint at 175lbs.

Nathan wants to fight as a heavyweight and weve got the scope to do it, he said. Well eventually step up to cruiserweight once weve taken care of business at light heavyweight. Hes becoming a man now; hes filling out and getting stronger all the time.

The news may raise a few eyebrows especially when the 25-year olds current knockout percentage is less than 50%.

Were working on a different style of punching that will lead to Nathan knocking more people out, Cleverly Sr. responded.

A routine points victory over the much-maligned Tommy Karpency in February has been the only outing for Cleverly this year. A scheduled third defence of his title against Robin Krasniqi at the end of April was cancelled due to a virus. All thoughts now turn to later in the year when the undefeated Welshman could return in a unification bout or a contest with a modern day boxing legend.

I would say that Nathan will be out in October, admitted Vince. Weve been in talks with [Beibut] Shumenov and [Bernard] Hopkins despite the fact Hopkins doesnt have a belt. Hopkins wants to fight Shumenov too and it seems like its a race to get to him first. At the moment were going with Shumenov and thats who were preparing for.

And what is the opinion of Shumenov from Vince?

Hes a very strong type of fighter but when I watched him against [Gabriel] Campillo he got out boxed. Nathan would be too fast, too agile and throw too many shots. Thats the trouble with sparring for Nathan; he throws so many damn shots that his opponents just retreat and cover up! he joked.

Its whatever Frank Warren [his promoter] thinks is best. Right now Nathan is in training and hes looking better than ever.

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comment by okrick, on 07-25-2012
Wladimir vs Cleverly? Ja, ja. Please, Nathan has 24 won and.... 11 KO. Why don't fight against a good jr heavyweight boxer?

comment by dan_cov, on 07-25-2012
Hahaha funniest thing I have heard all day! He could go upto heavyweight though, he'd be a step up in competition for Deontay Wilder.

comment by Jamesv3, on 07-25-2012
Adamek done it so why not , don't think he will do much at that weight though

comment by daggum, on 07-25-2012
cleverly is a big puncher at light heavy(the commentators told me so) i see him ko'ing both klitchsko's.

comment by Alonzo Harris, on 07-25-2012
Cleverly thinks he's Chris Byrd SMDH

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