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Old 10-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #51
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Default Re: Nathan Cleverly vs Ryan Coyne

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Originally Posted by BlackBrenny View Post
I've seen him, he's good, but that's it, just good. and not in a "wow this kid is GOOD!" kind of way.

you also have Steve Lillis saying its "all about a US showcase" showcase fights are for prospects, ala George Groves vs Sierra, not for a world champion
I don't view Nathan as a world champ, he's really at Euro level and was just fortunate to come into a belt. The marketing annoys me, but it's not that big a deal.

The problem is that Clev's team are so clueless, Frank is almost being forced to make these match-ups. If he goes in with any decent world level guy, Nathan will get beaten. Simple as that. Pascal, Cloud, Dawson, Hopkins, Shumenov, and Campillo would all beat him.

Until Nathan brings in some professionals to his corner, it will be softly softly. He very nearly lost to Bellew and that will not have been lost of his very astute promoter.
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