14th January 2013
against mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi on March 16, at Wembley Arena.
Cleverly made a big
impression in America with his KO win over Shawn Hawk last November and
now he has to remove Krasniqi before he can secure fights against top US
fighters Bernard Hopkins, Tavoris Cloud and Chad Dawson.
won’t be an easy night against the dangerous German based Serbian
Krasniqi who holds the WBO International title. He has won his last
four fights by KO and has never been stopped in 41 fights with only two
points losses very early in his career.
hard defence and he’s a fighter not to be underestimated. I’ve got to
beat him and in style to keep the heat on for a unification fight
against Cloud, Dawson or Shumenov. Every fight is crucial for me, but
there is extra pressure on this one to perform which I love because I
fight best when the pressure’s on,” Cleverly said.