|WBO Champ Nathan Cleverly.|
Bernard Hopkins and his promoters have admitted that a summer fight with WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly is a real possibility if they both manage to beat their opponents on April 28th.
|Injury from Hopkins-Dawson I|
Cleverly will defend his title against Robin Krasniqi at the Royal Albert Hall on the same night that WBC world champion Bernard Hopkins attempts to defend his title against highly ranked Chad Dawson in a rematch.
The first bout between Hopkins and Dawson was very controversial. Hopkins, 47, originally lost the title due to an injury in the second round but it was handed back to him when the result was changed to a no-contest.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer apparently held talks with Cleverly's promoter Frank Warren last week and he is confident that the fight will happen if both of their fighters can defend their world titles.
"Hopkins-Cleverly is a real possibility," Schaefer told boxingscene.com. "We don't want to jinx anything but, if everything goes well, I would very much like to make that fight."