7th November 2012
Nathan Cleverly is geared up for his LA showdown and to keep hold of the WBO world light – heavyweight title this weekend against challenger Shawn Hawk; this will be his fourth defence of the title and first in the States as champion.
In the public media workout yesterday Cleverly said, “”I’m very excited for Saturday and fans can look forward to a good fight and a good performance by me.”
“It’s fantastic to be fighting on SHOWTIME EXTREME and I thank everyone involved for making it happen.”
“I’m definitely relieved that I finally have an opponent. Now, I can relax. The downside, if you want to call it that, is that I trained 10 weeks for a southpaw, but I’m just happy we have a fight.
“I’m sure my opponent is going to give it everything. He’s a colourful, a come-forward type of fighter who can bang, I expect it to be tough. He’ll be fighting me with nothing to lose.”
This is a triple header On SHOWTIME (10 P.M. ET/PT) which includes Two World Title Bouts: Mares vs. Moreno & Santa Cruz vs. Zaleta Plus Angulo vs. Casarez and Cleverly Defends World Title against Shawn Hawk on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Tickets on Sale Now; First Non-Televised Live Fight Is 3:00 P.M. PT LOS ANGELES (Nov. 6, 2012)