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Former boxing world champion believes Welsh boxer Nathan Cleverly needs a marquee fight against someone of the stature of Bernard Hopkins to regain his reputation as a true champion and get back into the picture for the championship belt as well as get the recognition he deserves as a former champion.
Cleverly, the former World Boxing Organization or the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship holder suffered the first loss of his career at the hands of Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev last month in his sixth defense of the title. And according to de la Hoya, the Welshman needs to bounce back from defeat as quickly as possible and the best way to do that would be to land a big fight against someone who has seen it all and done it all and the best thing would be to defeat him as well.
Cleverly has previously made several attempts to land a big fight against someone like Bernard Hopkins and many other big name fighters but his attempts to land that fight had proved extremely unsuccessful. Oscar de la Hoya is the president of Golden Boy Promotions which promotes several big name fighters and also boasts the talents of Hopkins on its roster.
And according to de la Hoya, the lack of recognition of Cleverly so far is that he has not fought a huge name in the world of boxing. He mentioned that a fighter has to have a ‘name’ opponent in order to gain recognition.
And he stated that he believes the time is about right for Nathan Cleverly to land a big name fight and he also made a subtle hint that the next big name opponent for the Welshman might just as well be Bernard Hopkins in what could be a match that defines the career of Cleverly.
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