Nathan Cleverly: 'I want rematch with Sergey Kovalev'

Nathan Cleverly during a training session on August 12, 2013
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Former WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly insists that he is eager to secure a rematch with Russian Sergey Kovalev.

Welshman Nathan Cleverly has insisted that he is hoping to secure a rematch with Russian Sergey Kovalev.

Kovalev stopped Cleverly inside four rounds in August to claim the WBO light-heavyweight crown, but the former titlist has admitted that he wants the opportunity to try to redeem himself.

The 26-year-old told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "There's only one fight that I want and that's the rematch. I don't care about the money. Am I going to get it? Who knows.

"I'll try my best to get it, I'll go to America for it. It's not about the money for me - it's not about the pay-day - it's about having that chance to get my title back."

Cleverly's defeat was the first of his 27-fight professional career.

Nathan Cleverly during a training session on August 12, 2013
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