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Old 08-04-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Cleverly wants Lonsdale belt outright

It seems like the Lonsdale belt still has the lure of young boxers these days with Cleverly stating that he wants to defend it 3 times before moving on to European level. This is nice to hear. Nice to see a young boxer intent on walking properly before he can run.

"I always wanted to follow the traditional route of winning British, Commonwealth, European and world titles.

"I'm halfway there having won British and Commonwealth, but I don't mind hanging around at this level for a little while if it means I can get a Lonsdale belt outright.

"It would mean so much to me to get the British title for keeps.

"When I beat McIntosh it was a special feeling and I don't think the British title has left my side since.

"I even sleep with it under my pillow and I can't contemplate the thought of giving it back if I move on to the European or world stage."
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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who else can he fight that will give him a test
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cleverly wants Lonsdale belt outright

I didn't like all the talk of him possibly getting a title shot in the not-too-distant-future recently anyway. I'd like to see him have a few more fights before he steps up to the world level. Good on Cleverly anyway, to own that belt outright must be quite humbling.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cleverly wants Lonsdale belt outright

I think he may as well do it, he isn't ready for world honours at this stage.

He should have gone straight for it after beating Oakey - or even in that fight rather than the two African joke opponents.

IMO he is only WBO level anyway, not potentially true world class.

Good luck to the kid though..... good to see fighters wanting to win it outright.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:55 PM   #5
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If thats what he wants he should go for it he's a great guy.........
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:08 PM   #6
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Looking at the rankings hopefully he can fight Courtney Fry. Aside from that I don't know who the hell they are going to drag out.

If Clinton Woods loses to Cloud that would be a great fight for Cleverly to gauge himself, but I'd think Woods would retire rather than continue.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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i want to win a Lonsdale belt outright you dont see me getting a thread started in my honour
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:56 AM   #8
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Looking at the rankings hopefully he can fight Courtney Fry. Aside from that I don't know who the hell they are going to drag out.

If Clinton Woods loses to Cloud that would be a great fight for Cleverly to gauge himself, but I'd think Woods would retire rather than continue.

Yeh, I think a fight with Fry and maybe a rematch with a fitter Oakey with more time to train would give him the belt and help him develop further.

However as much as I like Cleverly I would not let him anywhere near Euro champ Braehmer yet he's a bit of a beat, hopefully the belt will be vacant by then.

I cant see Woods winning the belt again but if he should I wonder if they will try to make the fight, sure Woods will retire if he loses also.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:53 AM   #9
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I think a fight against Brian Magee is very likely then...
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:56 AM   #10
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Good to hear, he is young and has time on his hands. However domestically our light heavyweight division isnt very good.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:36 AM   #11
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Sounds good to me. He is only 22. He has the C'Wealth and now the British. No reason he can't have 3 good defences over the next year and then move on to the European at 23.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:52 AM   #12
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I think a fight against Brian Magee is very likely then...
That would be perfect, good experianced southpaw
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:04 AM   #13
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That would be perfect, good experianced southpaw
i think magee is due a euro title shot at super middle, dont think he struggles at the weight either.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:15 AM   #14
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i think magee is due a euro title shot at super middle, dont think he struggles at the weight either.
Just looked at Boxrec and he hasn't made under 168lbs since he fought Froch in May 2006.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:34 AM   #15
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I'm sure this has been answered before, but if he makes, say, one defence then relinquishes the belt how many title fightrs would he have to win in the future?
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