Finally, the four-year saga seems to have come to an end. After on-again, off-again drama between the two camps, the mega fight that the world has been waiting to see has reportedly been agreed to by both fighters. Sometime this year, Nathan Cleverly will face Juergen Braehmer for the fake version of the WBA light heavyweight title.
Cleverly (28-2, 14 KO) is moving back down to light heavyweight after a rough stint as a cruiserweight, and has lost two of his last four fights. He was obliterated by Sergey Kovalev in 2013, won a pair of tune-up bouts, and then lost a rematch to Tony Bellew last November.
Braehmer (46-2, 34 KO) will get home field advantage in Germany, and BoxRec is listing the fight as set for September 5. Cleverly has a tune-up bout on May 30, with no opponent named as of now.
This fight was signed to happen in 2011, but Braehmer surprised nobody by pulling out of the fight late, citing an injury to his eye. He was stripped of his belt at that time, which allowed Cleverly to claim the title he'd eventually lose to Kovalev. Braehmer didn't suffer long, as he won the European light heavyweight title in 2013 and "regained" the "WBA title" later that year.