Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cleverly Should Find Out Opponent Situation on Thursday

Nathan Cleverly will discover on Thursday whether unbeaten American Ryan Coyne is to remain his opponent in Los Angeles on November 10.

Cleverly's planned WBO world light-heavyweight title defence against Coyne was plunged into doubt by a legal dispute between the challenger and his promoter Don King.

King has threatened Coyne and Frank Warren with a lawsuit if the fight goes ahead, but the matter will now be settled in court in three days' time.

If it is decided the 30-year-old from Missouri is in breach of contract, Warren has a short list of three alternatives to step in.

Coyne's withdrawal would be very disappointing for Cleverly, who opted for the LA date instead of a bout with Ukrainian Vyacheslav Uzelkov in Cardiff on October 27.

However, the 25-year-old Welshman is well equipped to deal with the complications after enduring plenty of disruption to fights in recent times.

"This should be frustrating but I've taken it all in my stride," he said.

"It's something I'm used to by now because there always seems to be drama around my fights.

"I'm getting on with my business and I've trained well. Mentally and physically I feel great.

"I really don't care who's in the other corner, as long as I get to fight. I've got no problem with the politics that's been going on.

"We will be fighting in LA on November 10 and that's the most important thing to me.

"If it is a non-title fight then it won't be the end of the world. I'll treat it as any other fight.

"Every fight is a world title fight to me and it's a great opportunity for whoever comes in.

"I feel like I'm just around the corner from the super-fights, so this is a great opportunity for me."

Coyne's 22-fight record is short on names, but the 'Irish Outlaw' is ranked in the top 10 by the WBA and WBC.

"He's a strong guy who likes to come forward and fight. He's very hungry and will cause problems," Cleverly added.

"Like myself he's never been beaten. It will be a great battle between two warriors defending their unbeaten records."

Tags: Nathan Cleverly image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 10-29-2012

It's a shame Bellew wouldn't be able to get to the weight in time.

Comment by yoz on 10-29-2012

Everything about Cleverly is a joke. Please, someone, KO this chump.

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-29-2012

He'll find out, 9 days before the fight, who is opponent will be? :lol1: Last time Cleverly didn't 'prep well' he but on a terrible display and if the opponent is good enough, wouldn't be surprised to see an upset.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Jordan Gill Dominates Jason Cunningham In British Eliminator Video: Mikey Garcia Talks Errol Spence, Lipinets, Linares, More News: Demirezen, Wallisch, Pulev, Wegner, Schmucker, More Qais Ashfaq, Tasha Jonas Get Wins on JDNXTGEN in Manchester Andre Ward: I Wouldn't Announce Retirement if I Didn't Mean It Eddie Hearn: Final Must Be Groves-Smith, Even In January 2019 Photos: Donnie Nietes Drills Juan Carlos Reveco, Retains IBF Belt Photos: McWilliams Arroyo Stuns Carlos Cuadras With Upset Win Brook: Me vs. Khan is Like Mayweather-Pacquiao - But in Britain Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada Rematch Eyed For The Fall - Superfly 3 Donnie Nietes: I Want Chocolatito or Sor Rungvisai Next! Photos: Sor Rungvisai Wins War With Juan Francisco Estrada Andre Ward To Kovalev: Grow Up and Accept What Happened! Groves: That Wasn't the Best Callum Smith I've Seen; Was Flat McWilliams Arroyo Targets Sor Rungvisai Showdown Tony Bellew Wants Andre Ward, Tyson Fury at Old Trafford Too Video: McWilliams Arroyo on His Big Win Over Carlos Cuadras Video: Andre Ward on Ring Return, Sor Rungvisai-Estrada, More Video: Sor Rungvisai Breaks Down His Tough Win Over Estrada Video: Amir Khan Explains Anthony Joshua Beef, Talks Future Chocolatito Praises Estrada: Sor Rungvisai Lost, Unfair Decision! Estrada: What Did The Judges Watch? I Clearly Beat Sor Rungvisai Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - CompuBox Punch Stats Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - Official Scorecards - Photo Sor Rungvisai Decisions a Very Determined Juan Francisco Estrada Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard McWilliams Arroyo Shocks Carlos Cuadras With Majority Nod Cuadras vs. Arroyo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Donnie Nietes Drops, Stops Juan Carlos Reveco in Seventh Artem Dalakian Decisions a Bloody Brian Viloria For WBA Title Photos: George Groves, Callum Smith - Go Face To Face Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada - LIVE Superfly 2 Results Anthony Yarde Batters, Stops Tony Averlant in Seven Callum Smith Outboxes Nieky Holzken, George Groves is Next Daniel Dubois Blasts Out DL Jones in Three Rounds Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Ronnie Clark Shocks Zelfa Barrett in IBF Regional Bout Conte Responds To Wilder's "Always a Cheat" Jab at Luis Ortiz News: Miguel Cotto Update, Lewis Ritson, New England Results Brian Viloria Very Pumped as He Goes For Fifth World Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement