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Nathan Cleverly vs Sergey Kovalev

BLH Radio: Aug. 19, 2013

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Cleverly not sure he'll fight on

Nathan Cleverly hasn't decided if he'll continue his boxing career or go another path with his life following Saturday's loss to Sergey Kovalev.

The Inevitable Fall of Nathan Cleverly

It's a story as old as boxing itself: a young fighter propped up and oversold, given the keys to the kingdom before battling back the tests that prove a fighter's true mettle. Nathan Cleverly is just the latest victim.

Results: Kovalev crushes Cleverly in four

There's a new WBO light heavyweight titlist, as Sergey Kovalev tore through Nathan Cleverly the same as he's done his other recent opponents today in Cardiff.

Results: Smith knocks out Buckland

Stephen Smith won the British super featherweight title with a highlight reel stoppage of Gary Buckland in Cardiff.

Results: Enzo Maccarinelli wins Commonwealth belt

Enzo Maccarinelli battled hard, fought well, and stopped Ovill McKenzie to win the Commonwealth light heavyweight title today in Cardiff.

Cleverly-Kovalev: Odds and preview

Nathan Cleverly defends his WBO light heavyweight title shortly against Sergey Kovalev. Tom Craze breaks down the fight and the betting odds.

Cleverly-Kovalev: Live updates and discussion

Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO) defends his WBO light heavyweight title against Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KO) today in Cardiff, Wales, with two domestic title fights on the undercard.

Sergey Kovalev KO reel

Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KO) faces Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO) for the WBO light heavyweight tomorrow in Cardiff. Check out some of his highlights before the big fight.

Staff picks: Cleverly vs Kovalev

BLH staffers break down the fight and pick the winner for tomorrow afternoon's fight between Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev.

Cleverly, Kovalev make weight

The weights were all good today in Cardiff, and Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev are ready to rumble.

Nathan Cleverly vs Sergey Kovalev Preview

Dave Oakes previews Saturday's much anticipated light-heavyweight showdown between Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev.

Kovalev prepared to 'rely on his boxing skills'

Kovalev trainer John David Jackson: "He's a really intelligent fighter. He just hasn't had the chance to show the public how intelligent he is, because he's been knocking people out by the third round."

Cleverly - Kovalev is "Going to be explosive"

Nathan Cleverly says that his upcoming fight with Sergey Kovalev is "going to be explosive", and is the biggest fight of his career. Is it wise for the undefeated champion to make it an explosive war against Kovalev?

Cleverly-Kovalev: Roots and inspirations

Nathan Cleverly and Sergey Kovalev will meet on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales, for Cleverly's WBO light heavyweight title. Here, they discuss their backgrounds, and how they got started in the sport.

Boxing TV schedule: August 16-17

The busy season kicks off this weekend, with a good handful of significant fights featured on U.S. TV, including four world title fights.

Jackson: Cleverly won't go more than three rounds

John David Jackson is highly confident in Sergey Kovalev and his ability to finish things quick next weekend in Cardiff against Nathan Cleverly.

Trainer: Cleverly will knock out Kovalev

Nathan Cleverly is the underdog next weekend, but his father and trainer Vince Cleverly is confident of a KO win.

Smith to challenge Buckland on Aug. 17

Gary Buckland will defend his British super featherweight title against Stephen Smith on August 17 as part of the Cleverly-Kovalev undercard.

HBO puts together package broadcast for Aug. 17

HBO has put together a dual network, split site broadcast for August 17, with a Boxing After Dark tripleheader and a live fight on HBO Latino, as well.

Cleverly: BHop doesn't want me or Kovalev

Nathan Cleverly says that he wasn't surprised to get an August fight with Sergey Kovalev instead of Hopkins facing the Russian, because he doesn't think the 48-year-old legend wants to face either of them yet.

Kovalev: I took the first world title shot offered

Sergey Kovalev had a quick turnaround from beating Cornelius White last weekend, as first he was named IBF mandatory challenger, and then accepted a fight instead against WBO titlist Nathan Cleverly.

Cleverly: It's my lightning against his thunder

WBO light heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly is excited for his August 17 matchup with Sergey Kovalev, which will mark his first fight on HBO.

Cleverly-Kovalev finalized for Aug. 17

Main Events says they have finalized a deal for Sergey Kovalev to go to Wales on August 17 to challenge Nathan Cleverly, with HBO televising the fight.