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Cleverly, Kovalev make weight

Photo Courtesy: Richard Maynard/Frank Warren Promotions

At today’s official weigh-in on Cardiff’s busy Queen Street, outside the Capitol Shopping Centre, WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly came in at 12st 6lb (174lb) while the challenger Sergey Kovalev weighed 12st 5lb 8oz (173lbs). Undefeated Cleverly makes the eighth and riskiest title defense against the dynamite-punching Russian tomorrow night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, live and exclusive in the on BoxNation and in America on HBO.

Cleverly said, “There is nothing left to say now and all the talking will be done in the ring tomorrow night. All the hard work is done, I’ve hit the weight spot and I’m ready to fight. I can’t wait for it, bring on Kovalev.”

In the chief support, British Super-Featherweight Champion Gary Buckland hit the scales at 9st 2lb 8oz (128lb) and challenger Stephen Smith came in at 9st 4lb (130lb). Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Champion Ovill McKenzie weighed 12st 6lb (174lb) with challenger Enzo Maccarinelli weighing 12st 6lb (174lb) in the big rematch.

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