Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Cleverly Vs Hopkins could still happen...

Bernard Hopkins                                       Nathan Cleverly
According to Golden Boy CEO Robert Schaefer, a fight between WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and former world champion Bernard Hopkins could still happen. Schaefer believes that the 47-year old can still compete with the top fighters in the division.

"It's going to be totally up to him. I could see him, for example, challenging for the WBO world title against Nathan Cleverly... I think Bernard turned in a great performance (against Chad Dawson). He certainly still is one of the top light-heavyweights,no question about it - And I think he can give everybody a tough night."

Cleverly and his promoter Frank Warren have been talking about this fight for a very long time but Hopkins hasn't really had time to consider it as he has been focusing on his fight with Dawson. Now that the rematch with 'Bad' Chad is out of the way, he may start to consider a fight with the Welshman. However, there is one problem that could prevent this fight from happening... Cleverly and Warren want the fight to be in Wales (Cleverly's home country). I'm almost certain that Hopkins will not want to travel to Wales and risk dodgy scoring so the fight will most likely not happen there. If the fight does happen it will most likely take place somewhere in America or maybe London.

Most people believe that we will see Hopkins in the ring at least one more time. Whether it will be a farewell fight or a top level clash, I'm not sure. The most reasonable opponent is Cleverly as there really is no other top level opponents in the light-heavyweight division that the 'Executioner' hasn't fought.

If we find out any more news or updates about this possible fight, we will let you know straight away.

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