Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev brutally dethroned WBO light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly in the fourth round of a fight that left the home crowd at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales in stunned silence. Stephen Smith and Enzo Maccarinelli scored sensational knockouts on the undercard.
RingTV.com caught up with Nathan Cleverly a couple of weeks before the WBO light heavyweight titleholder’s clash with undefeated KO-puncher Sergei Kovalev. The 26-year-old Welshman spoke about a variety of things including the upcoming fight, his career to date, and his thoughts on the 175-pound division.
WBO light heavyweight beltholder Nathan Cleverly says his Aug. 17 title defense against Russian KO artist Sergey Kovalev will prove that he’s an elite 175 pounder and lead to the unification bouts that he’s wanted for the past three years.