Today at 3:00 pm EDT on Sky Sports (UK), Nathan Cleverly returns to the ring in Cardiff to make his cruiserweight debut, while another Welsh favorite, Gavin Rees, fights what he promises will be the final bout of his career against Gary Buckland.
Cleverly (26-1, 12 KO) is looking to get his career back on track, now with Matchroom Boxing, as he fights for the first time since last August's lopsided TKO loss to Sergey Kovalev, which cost him his unbeaten record and WBO light heavyweight title. The 27-year-old will return to Sky Sports against Sean Corbin (17-4, 12 KO), a hand-picked opponent who appears to be nothing more than a toe dip into the cruiserweight water. The 39-year-old from Guyana has been stopped in each of his losses, and is himself a former 175-pound fighter.
Rees (37-4-1, 18 KO) has lost three in a row to Adrien Broner, Anthony Crolla, and Buckland, and now rematches Buckland (28-3, 9 KO) in what he says will be his final bout. The 34-year-old Rees has long been known as an energetic battler and should be expected to bring what he's got left to this fight.
Also on the card, Lee Selby (18-1, 7 KO) looks to get into position for a potential featherweight title fight sometime later this year, as he faces Romulo Koaisicha (21-3, 12 KO) in a 12-round bout. Super middleweight prospect Callum Smith (10-0, 8 KO) will face Tobias Webb (14-1-1, 2 KO) in a 10-round fight, and Paul Smith (34-3, 19 KO) is hoping to secure a shot against Arthur Abraham with a win today. "Smigga" will face David Sarabia (7-3-2, 2 KO) in a bout set for eight rounds.