Nathan Cleverly Vs Robin Krasniqi has been sanctioned by the World Boxing Organisation for April 28th, despite the WBO earlier saying they would not sanction the bout.
The sanctioning body have announced that they have "reached a deal" with Cleverly's promoter Frank Warren to allow the fight to happen.
Warren added: "Krasniqi is a tough fight for Cleverly and it’s easy to look ahead to a potential Hopkins fight, but Cleverly has to look good and do the business against Krasniqi first."
Krasniqi has a record of 37 wins from 39 fights with 13 knockouts. But, he has never bee in the ring with anybody on the same level as Nathan Cleverly. A win for Krasinqi looks very unlikely but stranger things have happened inside the squared circle.
Warren, with the idea that Cleverly will soon be facing the winner of Bernard Hopkins Vs Chad Dawson has yet again matched up his fighter on the same day as another major fight in the division, hoping to draw in more interest. Whilst this is providing great entertainment for the fans, it is providing them with false hope of a fight between Cleverly and Hopkins or Dawson in the near future. There is no doubt that the fight will happen at one point in the next few years but I don't think that it will happen anytime soon, which is just down to the fact that Cleverly is nowhere near ready and Warren is a smart man that knows this and will not want to rush his fighter.
The chances of Krasniqi winning on April 28th may be bigger than some people think. Who remembers Cleverly's fight with Bellew last year?.. It was expected to be a relatively easy fight for the light-heavyweight world champion but Bellew made it tough for him the whole way through the fight and many people were not sure who was going to get the result.
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