Uzelkov Furious: Nerd Cleverly, Warren are Both Cowards!

By Alexey Sukachev and Dmitry Mikhalchuk

With just a couple of days removed from the upcoming defense of his WBO I/C title against dangerous late replacement Doudou N’Gumbu (30-4, 11 KOs), the WBO/IBF #3 and WBA #4 ranked light heavyweight Vyacheslav Uzelkov (28-2, 17 KOs) is still in search of his mental equilibrium.

The reason for Uzelkov’s anxiety however, lies in his past, not in his future. The one-time world title challenger (Uzelkov dropped a wide UD to then-reigning WBA champion Beibut Shimenov in 2010) is still very livid of his abortive title challenge of the WBO current titlist Nathan Cleverly. Cleverly was first scheduled to clash against the Ukrainian on October 27 (2012) in Wales. For five weeks Uzelkov had been literally dying to reach his tip-top shape only to know that his bout with Cleverly was re-scheduled for November 11 in the States. It wasn’t his final disappointment: two days after Cleverly officially withdrew from the bout and chose to defend against Shawn Hawk instead.

“I was in the second half of my extremely intensive training camp in Vinnitsa when I got the information that the guy (Cleverly) had changed his mind. I still cannot understand the reasons for such a shameful decision”, commented Uzelkov. “There were no injuries and no reasons for me to withdraw or to be replaced. But then they just changed the opponent with no understandable reasons”.

“Nate and Warren are cowards! The only reason they had cancelled  was that I had been so supremely confident and so well-prepared that I would have knocked Nate cold for good. I would have smashed him and painted the canvas with his blood. I’m not kidding – I was in the best shape of my life. I wouldn’t have relied on judges – I would have knocked him out”, continues Uzelkov.

“Their meanness in unprecedented. They didn’t even inform my team about the last-minute change of opponent. We had to find out from international media!” flares Uzelkov up. “I don’t think it’s all Nate. I consider his promoter to be the same kind of rascal. They are really shameful cravens altogether! But it is Nate who will pay dearly for all these inconsistencies if we are to meet in future”.

“I’m still very angery. I was so well-prepared for Nate, that I wouldn’t have given him a single chance for a survival. It was the camp of my life. I was getting ready for the fight with the help of Cleverly’s former victim Danny McIntosh who had shown me a great share of tricks to upset the Welsh nerd”, fires the Ukrainian. “Instead of me they fought an unknown guy (Hawk), total garbage. The guy wasn’t even on the state’s level; he is very far removed from the title contention. And their excuses were so terribly idiotic. I have never heard such pitiful excuses. They chose him because he was American! In the weight class of Hopkins, Dawson and Cloud, those frauds chose the opponent of poorest assets ever possible. That fight was barely legal”.

“I have recently found an article in the Web, which states Cleverly vowed his fidelity to Frank Warren. Why am I not surprised?” questions Uzelkov. “The Welsh nerd will have a problem finding such a careful tutor as Warren – that’s why!”

“I’m still capable of winning the title. And I shall do it! I don’t care if I get a chance being a voluntary or a mandatory challenger. If Cleverly will be my opponent he is well advised to be ready – he will be battered heavily but for a short span of time”, concluded the Ukrainian.

Says Olexander Krasyuk, the CEO of K2 Ukraine: “Nathan Cleverly has a mandatory defense against WBO #1 German Robin Krasniqi. If successful against him, he will probably defend against WBO #2 Juergen Braehmer – another German fighter. Slava is ranked #3 by the WBO so Cleverly will not run from us forever. And if he does, we shall concentrate on the IBF path. The belt has recently been won by indomitable legend Bernard Hopkins. IBF #2 is Karo Murat and we are ranked #3. That means a lot. If successful against N’Gumbu, Uzelkov will most probably fight for the title till the end of the year”.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by yoz on 03-16-2013

[QUOTE=Tonyu;13147603]Don't worry Uzelkov Frank Warren is getting his dues - he is a sinking ship the way he treats people like yourself and those fighters under his guidance is plain for all to see they are leaving him and he…

Comment by giacomino on 03-16-2013

Bigger question is why is this guy ranked # 3 and why should he get a title shot. He lost a EUro title fight last year and instead of fighting the winner, Cleverly signed up for the loser, Uzelkov

Comment by Tonyu on 03-15-2013

Don't worry Uzelkov Frank Warren is getting his dues - he is a sinking ship the way he treats people like yourself and those fighters under his guidance is plain for all to see they are leaving him and he…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Sanchez Not Worried if Canelo Falls Out, Saunders is Backup Frank Warren on Billy Joe Saunders' Injury, Frampton-Donaire Liam: When I Beat Ali For WBO Belt - Khan, Brook Will Want Me Life on The Road - Do You Get a Fair Shake? Hearn Dares Team Parker: Make Your Claims To Joshua's Face! Parker Feels Boost From Deontay Wilder's Encouraging Words Avni Yildirm Arrives To Help Canelo Prepare For Golovkin Jeff Horn Helping Hogan Prepare For WBO Eliminator With Kelly Video: Hearn on Dana White Aiming To Sign Anthony Joshua Floyd Mayweather in MMA - Not Betting Against It Sanchez Questions 'Meat' - Says Golovkin Wants To Punish Canelo Ryan Garcia To Return on Canelo-Golovkin Card After KO Win Jose Ramirez Must Fight Regis Prograis, Says WBC Prez Team Estrada Hope To Get Sor Rungvisai Rematch in The Fall NSAC On Golovkin's Claims: No Favoritism For Canelo in Vegas Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan May Land in Bay Area or LA Ruben Villa, LaRon Mitchell Return To Action on April 14 Erislandy Lara: If Hurd Gets Reckless, He'll Get Knocked Out! Michael Grant vs. Michael Sprott Set Down For MBS Arena Max Ornelas vs. Tony Lopez on April 20 in Vegas, BeIN Sports Paul Spadafora Pleads Guilty To Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault Magdaleno vs. Dogboe Event Set, Undercard Details Revealed Pedraza Targets Lozada Revenge Clash, Arum Likes The Fight Haye Admits: I Thought There Was No Way Bellew Could Win Golovkin To Present Trophy at $1 million Santa Anita Derby Joshua: Hopefully I Can Get Parker Out of There Between 6 and 8 Canelo Vows To Kick Golovkin's 'F***ing Ass' For PED Comments James DeGale: On My Best Day, No One at 168 Can Beat Me! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Face-Off at Final Presser Parker Had Two Elbow Surgeries Amid Negotiations for Joshua Fight Logan Yoon vs. Juan Carlos Salgado in Hollywood, Florida Hearn: Whyte Was 'Poor' Against Helenius, Fight Was a Stinker Parker: Joshua, His Team Are Underestimating Me From Fury Fight Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Pissed Off, Tired of Being Pushed Around! Joshua: Expect Blood; Hope Parker Fight is Like Bowe-Holyfield Carlos Molina on Being Cautious With Mexican Meat, 365 Testing Stephen Simmons Contemplating Retirement After Askin Loss Frampton vs. Donaire - WBO Interim-Title Now at Stake Willie Limond Inks With MTK Ahead of His Comeback Joshua Explains Why Parker is Tougher Fight Than Wilder

Latest Active Forum Threads