Cleverly wins cruiserweight debut in Cardiff

Welsh boxer Nathan Cleverly stopped Shawn Corbin within two rounds, on his return to the ring, at cruiserweight.

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Victories for Welsh boxers Lee Selby and Gavin Rees

There were also victories for fellow Welsh boxers Lee Selby and Gavin Rees, alongside Nathan Cleverly in Cardiff last night.

Featherweight Selby, 27 and from Barry, beat Romulo Koasicha to state his case for a world title fight in the future.

Lee Selby outpointed Mexican Koasicha in each round. Credit: PA

Former WBA light-welterweight champion Gavin Rees, 34, beat Welsh compatriot Gary Buckland in his final fight.

Gavin Rees (left) earned revenge over Gary Buckland, after a previous defeat. Credit: PA

Nathan Cleverly wins on cruiserweight debut

Nathan Cleverly secured a comfortable victory on his debut at cruiserweight, in Cardiff last night.

The Welsh boxer forced a second-round stoppage against 39-year-old Shawn Corbin, from Trinidad and Tobago.

Cleverly claimed the vacant WBA Inter-Continental title with victory. Credit: PA

It was Cleverly's first fight since he lost his WBO light-heavyweight title to Sergey Kovalev last August.

The 27-year-old from Cefn Fforest spent nine months out of the ring, assessing his future and then switching weight divisions, trainer and promoter.

Cleverly dominated his opponent to win within two rounds. Credit: PA

It took him only six minutes to dispatch Corbin at the Motorpoint Arena, landing an uppercut before peppering his opponent with shots, that meant the referee stepped in to end the fight.


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