Frank Warren: 'Big names are avoiding Nathan Cleverly'

Warren: 'Big names are avoiding Cleverly'
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Promoter Frank Warren believes that the big names in the light-heavyweight division are avoiding Nathan Cleverly.

Promoter Frank Warren has insisted that the rivals of light-heavyweight Nathan Cleverly know that he is "the real deal".

Cleverly has previously stated his desire to meet Bernard Hopkins or Beibut Shumenov in a unification clash, but Warren believes that neither fighter is keen on meeting the Welshman.

The promoter told reporters: "I know he's the real deal and know what he's capable of and I think deep down so do these other fighters.

"I think that's why we get these little swerves every now and then.

"I don't think Nathan gets the credit he should for what he's done. He's had some great wins."

The 26-year-old is currently awaiting an opponent for a bout scheduled in August.

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