Nathan Cleverly: Kovalev Will Hit Too Hard For Hopkins!

By Ben Jacobs

Welshman Nathan Cleverly is as well positioned as anyone to give his thoughts on the encounter between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City. Cleverly, who was undefeated and held the WBO championship at the time, was overwhelmed in four rounds by the power punching Russian.

Cleverly feels Kovalev will be too strong for the veteran Philadelphia man.  He also feels Hopkins, at a remarkable 49-years-old, may try a trick or two if the pressure from Kovalev is too much.

"Hopkins obviously sees something in Kovalev that makes him want to take the fight but I think Kovalev will hit too hard and Hopkins will try every trick in the book," he told BoxingScene. 

"He'll potentially find a way out if he's under the cosh in the fight, but hopefully not, hopefully it concludes properly. But you couldn't write it off with Hopkins."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Paddy Mashdown on 11-10-2014

[quote=SonofZorro] Tin man Cleverly got demolished and KO'd by Kovalev in front of Clev's fans. Cleverly showed in that humiliation that the Clev is a small time tin man with no heart. [/quote] No heart? He was the one of…

Comment by King_ on 11-10-2014

[QUOTE=A-Wolf;15083579]:lol1: Yeah I'm sure Bernard will just fold up the first time he gets hit.[/QUOTE] Eh... You were saying? Krusher makes his opponents survive. Add Hopkins to that list.

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 11-10-2014

[QUOTE=hugh grant;15083985]I really do wonder how BH is still winning, as he probably doesn't do anything as well as he did when he was younger. [/QUOTE] He's gone back to fighting mediocre opponents, the type he made his 20 Middleweight…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 11-08-2014

....and the fragile Cleverly speaks.... :rolleyes:

Comment by SonofZorro on 11-08-2014

Tin man Cleverly got demolished and KO'd by Kovalev in front of Clev's fans. Cleverly showed in that humiliation that the Clev is a small time tin man with no heart.

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