At today’s(August 13) media workout in Newport, Wales, Russian KO King Sergey Kovalev had some fierce words for the WBO Light Heavyweight Champ Nathan Cleverly, who he faces on Saturday night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
The bout will be broadcast live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).
Undefeated Kovalev, who has destroyed 19 of his 21 opponents with 18 coming inside the first three rounds, is predicting a similar outcome for the Welsh hero.
"Cleverly is my toughest test, he’s a good, fast fighter who throws a lot of punches, but I think it will be a similar outcome on Saturday night." Said the “Krusher”.
The 30-year-old from Chelyabinsk, now based out of Florida, also took a snipe at Cleverly at his trainer and father Vince saying the pair "talked a little too much."
He added, "The father of Cleverly likes to talk a lot, but on Saturday their will be no talking, only a war between two unbeaten fighters."
The contest represents a career defining fight for both men, with someone set to loose their unbeaten record, which combined spans over 50 fights.
Kovalev also said he is well prepared for a hostile Welsh crowd on Saturday night as he’s had to be a ’guest’ on many previous occasions.
August 13, 2013