Originally Posted by dftaylor
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.
Do you ever see him changing his team? I can't see Cleverly hanging around too long in the game so how many fights like these can he afford to have? also, is he serious enough about the game to contemplate getting rid of his father and stepping out of his comfort zone in order to make the improvements necessary?