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.
Fans give their two cents on Saturday’s Nathan Cleverly-Sergei Kovalev light heavyweight clash, heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder’s potential, upcoming British fights, Adrien Broner’s chances against the welterweight elite, and more, in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
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.
American heavyweight prospect Bryant Jennings withstood a stern challenge from hard-charging Andrey Fedosov and scored a six-round TKO of the iron-chinned Russian on Friday. Light heavyweight puncher Sergei Kovalev scored another KO in the NBC Sports Net Fight Night co-feature.
Hard-punching light heavyweight Sergei Kovalev, who faces Cornelius White in Friday’s NBC Sports Net Fight Night co-feature, concedes that Adonis Stevenson is the heaviest hitter in the 175-pound division, but the Russian contender – who says he never looks for the KO – may one day pit his power against the newly crowned champ’s.
Lamont Peterson’s younger brother, Anthony, will compete in a lightweight bout on Saturday’s undcard to Lamont’s 141-pound main event against Lucas Matthysse.