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Cleverly: I Want Dawson at Millennium, Shumenov Ideal

Nathan Cleverly wants a unification fight against new WBC light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson in his native Wales.

Cleverly retained his WBO belt in a thriller against British rival Tony Bellew in Liverpool on Saturday evening, while Dawson controversially beat veteran Bernard Hopkins to take his title with a second-round technical knockout.

Dawson was declared champion after a confusing end to the fight when he lifted Hopkins off his feet and down to the canvas in the second round, with the 46-year-old landing heavily on his left shoulder.

With Hopkins in pain and unable to continue, the referee then declared it a TKO win for Dawson.

Cleverly said: "I saw the fight and although it was brief and there was not much action between them, I would fancy taking on Dawson at the Millennium Stadium next year.

"Hopkins will probably want an immediate rematch with Dawson after that ending so that will hold things up for a while, but a Dawson fight is one I'd be confident of winning.

"My name is in the mix with these guys as well as IBF champion Tavoris Cloud and I'm confident promoter Frank Warren can get one of them over here."

The way is now open for the 24-year-old and he is also targeting a unification clash with the WBA champion Beibut Shumenov.

"Ideally I would like Shumenov next, but I've got lots of options. I'm still only 24 and there are plenty of big fights out there for me," added Cleverly.

"I've just come off the best win of my career. Full respect to Tony (Bellew), he made me dig really deep to win and you saw the best of me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JED46 on 10-17-2011

Cleverly is tall and lanky, but loves to mix it up on the inside. He seems to prefer it. I think he would have trouble with Dawson on the outside, but perhaps he could rough him up on the inside.…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 10-17-2011

I really like Clev, but he needs to stay away from Hopkins and Dawson. Bellew gave him some trouble with the jab, Dawson would just rifle the jab at him all fight and of course throw some combo's into the…

Comment by uoykcuf on 10-17-2011

Dawson would destroy this kid.

Comment by SirTomJones on 10-17-2011

Let Dawson, Pascal and Cloud beat the crap out of each other then take them on. If Clev can take the power of Pascal I could see him beating him further down the line.

Comment by War-Robbo on 10-17-2011

Cleverlys work rate is unbelievable he doesn't tire, he has the style to beat Hopkins imo but i dont think he would yet but maybe in a year or two...

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