Nathan Cleverly says it's great to be back on the big stage again Get the biggest rugby stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Former world light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly is hoping to crack America when he fights Andrez Fonfara at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago in the early hours of Saturday morning. It will be my there third fight there and the previous experiences have been fantastic.
Live to U. Both fights will be televised live to the U. Cleverly , 12 KOs , of Caerphilly, Wales, was British Commonwealth and European light heavyweight champion before he ascended the throne as world champion.
After winning the WBO interim light heavyweight title in , winning a close but unanimous decision over Nadjib Mohammedi, he was elevated to world champion a few months later where he has since successfully defended the WBO title four times since against opponents who had a combined record of when he battled them.
Krasniqi , 15 KOs , a native of Serbia who fights out of Munich, Germany, is riding a seven-year, bout winning streak. He enters this fight having won his last four fights by knockout.
Klitschko , 50 KOs , of Kiev, Ukraine, is a two-time world heavyweight champion. Klitschko began his first title reign in when he captured the WBO heavyweight title via a unanimous decision over defending champion Chris Byrd.
Byrd suffered two knockdowns in that battle. Klitschko returned to the world championship throne in , this time as IBF champion, when he dethroned Chris Byrd in a title rematch.
This victory was even more emphatic than the first one with Klitschko stopping Byrd in the seventh round. He enters this fight riding a nine-year, bout winning streak.
Last year he successfully defended his titles three times — a fourth-round knockout of former two-time world champion Jean Marc Mormeck on March 3, and a sixth-round stoppage of mandatory challenger Tony Thompson on July 7.
He finished the year with a round unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Mariusz Wach on November All three title defenses were televised live to the U. An eight-year professional, Pianeta, 28, is an inspiring story having survived a bout of testicular cancer.
His resume boasts a one-year reign as the European Union heavyweight champion, which included three successful title defenses, and victories over former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall and four-time heavyweight title challenger Frans Botha.
In his last fight on November 16, Pianeta knocked out Nelson Dario Dominguez in the first round. He is currently world-rated No.
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