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Old 12-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Terrible mistake for Nathan Cleverly to fight Ilunga Makabu

Ilunga Makabu is arguably the hardest puncher at cruiserweight.

He has great punch resistance too, I know Dmitry Kucher is a big puncher and Makabu took his best shots.

Nathan Cleverly is moving up to cruiserweight after his KO loss to Sergey Kovalev and in his first fight in that division on Feb 2 is scheduled to fight Makabu. I can't think of a worse career move for him.

Cleverly is a good fighter and right now he still has potential. But he will not be able to come back from two consecutive KO losses. This will be the end of him.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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I've never heard of this Makubu fuker TBH...I'll check him out.....whether its this fight or not I think Cleverley is on the way out fairly soon as well
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Ilunga Makabu is arguably the hardest puncher at cruiserweight.

He has great punch resistance too, I know Dmitry Kucher is a big puncher and Makabu took his best shots.

Nathan Cleverly is moving up to cruiserweight after his KO loss to Sergey Kovalev and in his first fight in that division on Feb 2 is scheduled to fight Makabu. I can't think of a worse career move for him.

Cleverly is a good fighter and right now he still has potential. But he will not be able to come back from two consecutive KO losses. This will be the end of him.
Im with you on this Cleverly is getting beaten unless the extra weight gives Cleverly KO power but i doubt it very much..
****** should off not made this fight..
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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Ilunga Makabu is arguably the hardest puncher at cruiserweight.
He isn't even the hardest punching cruiserweight from the Congo
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
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He isn't even the hardest punching cruiserweight from the Congo
He hits hard enough to get Cleverly out of there though. Is this fight actually confirmed?, i haven't heard anything official. It's a really bad idea i feel as even if he wins he won't get much credit and well obviously there is the danger of him getting brutalized for a second fight in a row.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #6
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He isn't even the hardest punching cruiserweight from the Congo
Yes he is.

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Old 12-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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He's lazy though! He might be hard hitting but he takes rounds off, he's no Kovalov, as long as Clev uses his footwork and bounces in and out of range, he can take the decision. Also has anyone seen Makabu's footwork? He is a plodder, all Cleverly has to do is not go to war and use his jab, and the fight is his.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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Ilunga Makabu is arguably the hardest puncher at cruiserweight.

He has great punch resistance too, I know Dmitry Kucher is a big puncher and Makabu took his best shots.

Nathan Cleverly is moving up to cruiserweight after his KO loss to Sergey Kovalev and in his first fight in that division on Feb 2 is scheduled to fight Makabu. I can't think of a worse career move for him.

Cleverly is a good fighter and right now he still has potential. But he will not be able to come back from two consecutive KO losses. This will be the end of him.
Sucha relevant post with this fight being confirmed.....Cleverly moved up after getting destroyed then picks big puncher in division above, this is ridiculous he hasn't got the chin to get him through trying to outbox this fighter.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #9
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He hits hard enough to get Cleverly out of there though. Is this fight actually confirmed?, i haven't heard anything official. It's a really bad idea i feel as even if he wins he won't get much credit and well obviously there is the danger of him getting brutalized for a second fight in a row.
It's for one of them interim belts i think it will get him ranked.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #10
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Yes he is.

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Youri Kalenga hits harder
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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Youri Kalenga hits harder
I wouldn't say so, either way he isn't better than makabu.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #12
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He's lazy though! He might be hard hitting but he takes rounds off, he's no Kovalov, as long as Clev uses his footwork and bounces in and out of range, he can take the decision. Also has anyone seen Makabu's footwork? He is a plodder, all Cleverly has to do is not go to war and use his jab, and the fight is his.
Not sure that'll happen...........
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #13
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I think clev can win just hope Vince isn't in his corner
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #14
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I wonder if he isn't having career doubts. Frank seems to be throwing caution to the wind of late in putting him in sink or swim bouts. Total opposite to what went on before Kovalev.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #15
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Makubu hasn't exactly been in with top opposition so Nathan could have a better chance than many are giving him.
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