Nick Cleverly may have lost his WBO light heavyweight title bout against Sergey Kovalev but responded nicely with a WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight title win in his next bout. Alejandro Emilio Valori will face Nathan Cleverly for the WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight title on July 12 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Nathan Cleverly opened as a -6000 favorite with the Boxing odds while Alejandro Emilio Valori was a +2000 dog.
Nathan “Clev” Cleverly
The 27 year old Nathan Cleverly stands at 6 feet one and one half inches tall with a reach of 74 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Cleverly is a native of the United Kingdom where he still resides in Cefn Fforest, Wales. Cleverly is ranked 4th in the United Kingdom and 17th in the world. Cleverly has a career record of 27 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws. Out of his 27 wins 13 have come by knockout. Cleverly is coming off a technical knockout win over Shawn Corbin in the 2nd round of a scheduled 12 round bout that was for the WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight title. The bout took place at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardif, Wales, United Kingdom on May 17, 2014. It was a nice rebound for Cleverly who lost his previous bout in a technical knockout loss to Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title on August 17, 2013.
Alejandro Emilio “Mojarra” Valori
The 31 year old Alejandro Emilio Valori stands at 6 feet tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He is a native of Argentina where he still resides. Valori is ranked 1st in Argentina and 31st in the world. Valori has a career record of 15 wins, 4 losses, and 0 draws. Out of Valori's 15 wins a total of 11 have come by knockout and he has suffered 3 knockout defeats. Valori is coming off a DQ win over Marcos Antonio Ahumada on February 28, 2014 in the 7th round of a scheduled 10 round bout for the Argentina FAB cruiserweight title. It was his third win in a row.
Cleverly is the call here!