Nathan Cleverly will defend his WBO light heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi, while heavyweight Dereck Chisora returns to the ring for a tune-up fight today at Wembley Arena in London.
BLH will be picking up our live coverage of the show at 6:30 EDT, following live coverage of the Fury-Cunningham show starting at 4. The fight airs on BoxNation in the UK, and EPIX and streaming live at EPIXHD.com in the States.
Cleverly (25-0, 12 KO) is expected to win handily, but Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KO) isn't a bad fighter or anything like that, simply not a legitimate contender in the eyes of anyone except the WBO. The 26-year-old German hasn't lost since 2006, and started his career 1-2, so given that he's on a 38-fight win streak, he's done something right. Even against mediocre opponents, you have to be a bit better than mediocre, at the very least, to win that consistently.
Chisora (15-4, 9 KO) is facing 38-year-old Argentinean Hector Alfredo Avila (20-12-1, 13 KO) in what is expected to be a walkover type of fight. It is also rumored that this will be Chisora's final fight under Frank Warren's watch, with talk that he'll sign with Matchroom on Tuesday.
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