Originally Posted by Smokin' Joe
To be fair, look at Carl's list of opponents before Mack. He was almost entitled to an 'easier' one.
Exactly. Cleverly hasn't really fought any tough opposition...his hardest fight was with Tony Bellew, who he was dismissing as a 'domestic' fighter at a time when he was striving for better things, and Bellew did more than enough to warrant a rematch which Cleverly doesn't want to give. I can see his jab and work-rate giving Carl some problems, but Cleverly deserves more criticism for fighting journeymen than Froch.