“The hardest thing for a “world champion” is to make the changes that need to be made after a devastating loss.”
…change lousy coach TARK…Posted May 7, 2014 6:49 pm
THE REAL BILLY NO MEDALS
Yawn! No one cares!Posted May 7, 2014 6:19 pm
Actually Ass God, I have.Posted May 7, 2014 5:52 pm
if the welshman takes any more punches he could start seeing sheep.Posted May 7, 2014 3:51 pm
the problem with cleverley wasnt weight – he never improved as a world champion ( ive said this a billion times) he relied on his strength which did good at the B level he was fighting at but came unstuck against a top guy and up at cruiserweight he wont be as strong as the natural cruisers anyway. maybe a better route would to do a amir khan spend a year in the gym and reinvent yourself – i cant stand Khan but you have to give it to the guy he made the best of a bad situation.Posted May 7, 2014 1:44 pm
Killing Moon The Soothsayer
The talent pool at cruiser is much bigger than at LHW…Cleverly is gonna end up a punching-bag…I wouldn’t even recommend guys like Kovalev or Stevenson to move up to cruiser…But maybe Cuban Yunier Dorticos needs a sparring-partner..Ha!Posted May 7, 2014 11:12 am
So, what’s your amateur/professional record?Posted May 7, 2014 5:49 am
The hardest thing for a “world champion” is to make the changes that need to be made after a devastating loss.
If you don’t make big changes you’ll get punched out some more.
Change coaches… change skills… change training routines… change eating and sleeping habits.
For a guy like Shumenov, you hire a coach… This is not a game you teach yourself.Posted May 7, 2014 3:52 am
This former paper champ is kidding himself. Kovalev took Cleverly’s soul in that demolition and he wants no part of being in that ring again. As soon as he steps it up to mediocre opposition who pile on some pressure, former paper champ Cleverly will freeze and get KO’ed, again! This guy is as big a fraud as his countryman Enzo.Posted May 6, 2014 9:04 pm
BILLY’S DAD MEDALS
Billy No Medals No Mates only claim to fame is that he’s learned to suck his own, cos no one else will. Not for all the money in China. What a dopey ctnu you are Billy no balls.Posted May 6, 2014 5:53 pm
Tom Jones is Welsh!Posted May 6, 2014 5:46 pm
calzaghe was welsh. got dumped a lot. always got up. never fought a kovalev thoPosted May 6, 2014 5:15 pm
Sophie Dee the porn tart is Welsh, so that’s something!Posted May 6, 2014 4:59 pm
Cleverly is British and therefore has a glass chin.Posted May 6, 2014 4:56 pm
billy no medals.are you one of the fury clan.Posted May 6, 2014 3:49 pm
Billy is such an idiot! hahahahaPosted May 6, 2014 3:44 pm
billy is one stupid ma faPosted May 6, 2014 3:31 pm
BILLY’S DAD MEDALS
Billy you are an OXYMORON. An unintelligent troll. Think about what I said for a bit before coming back. I’m sure you’ll agree with this assessment of you.Posted May 6, 2014 3:27 pm
big mistake for cleverly to move up to cruiser.Posted May 6, 2014 3:07 pm
Cleverly might do all right if he steers clear of rock chinned bombers.Posted May 6, 2014 2:45 pm
Cleverly is going to have a tough road ahead of him at cruiser…but good-luck to him…Posted May 6, 2014 2:21 pm
Cleverly stopped Murat in 10rnd, Hopkins couldn’t do it because he is the super paper HRT champ of the world. He has no place in boxing at this level. At least cleverly tried!Posted May 6, 2014 1:49 pm
The Cruisers are big lad, if he thinks Kovalev hits hard ( and he does ) wait till he feels the power off these boys, there practically heavyweights come fight time!Posted May 6, 2014 1:08 pm
Nathan Cleverly is a cruiserweight Amir Khan…
He can’t defend himself. He did very well and captured a world title — until he met a great puncher with an all-around game.
At that point he couldn’t keep his butt off the floor, or his brain protected by anything more than his skull. This man needs a Virgil Hunter … or maybe somebody better than that.
In fact he needs the discipline, courage, and dedication of a Wladimir Klitschko to bring his all-around game up, if it takes forever … Right now he’s a good offensive “boxer.”Posted May 6, 2014 12:31 pm
the only good thing to come out of wales was the m4.Posted May 6, 2014 11:58 am
cleverly was a paper champ to start with.Posted May 6, 2014 11:53 am
I don’t think Cleverly wants to fight anymore.Posted May 6, 2014 10:49 am
here goes taffy again.Posted May 6, 2014 10:38 am
Not sure if Cleverly will be better at Cruiser, but good to know he is continuing .
“Cleverly will still have to take on bigger opponents and he is not a strong puncher or fastest either”
I agree that he’s never been a huge puncher, but I’d say he was actually very fast for a Light Heavyweight; a very high volume puncher too (somewhat reminiscent of his countryman Joe Calzaghe).
To be in the mix for a title at Cruiserweight will depend on whether he can retain his output and improve his power. About this, as you say, time will tell. Anyway, there’s no shame in losing by TKO to Kovalev, and I’m glad he’s decided to return to the ring (he was contemplating retirement after the loss to Kovalev).Posted May 6, 2014 8:47 am
Corbin was sparked out in the second round by Murat at Light Heavyweight in 2010, the same year that Cleverly stopped Murat. Corbin has also been knocked out again since moving up to Cruiserweight, so you can see why this opponent was picked.
Cleverly shouldn’t find this too tough a test, and it’s a good choice for his return to the ring at a much heavier weight. Whether beating Corbin will prove anything about Cleverly’s ability to thrive at Cruiserweight is another thing, but he’s an extremely talented boxer and I wish him the best of luck.Posted May 6, 2014 8:40 am
Swedish Boxing Fan
I agree. I hope he knowes what he is doing. True and at same time not.
Usik will kill this jokе frаud, Lеbеdеv to!Posted May 6, 2014 8:29 am
““Kovalev is a massive puncher; each punch is like being hit by a sledgehammer. He sparked Ismaly Sillah clean out in the second round – he was completely gone. He didn’t do that to me, he shook me up and I was in no position to continue really, I was drunk from the punches and I have got a great chin, so he does hit hard and he’s probably the most dangerous Light Heavyweight out there.” Honest assessment here.Posted May 6, 2014 8:25 am
I hope that Nathan is right, but I’ll believe it when I see it.Posted May 6, 2014 8:14 am