Cleverly's title defence delayed

Nathan Cleverly retaining the WBO Light-Heavyweight title in 2011
Nathan Cleverly will be defending his WBO Light-Heavyweight title Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

WBO light-heavyweight world champion Nathan Cleverly has had his scheduled title defence against mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi postponed until April 20th.

The decision has been taken following the withdrawal of two other billed bouts, featuring Commonwealth

champion George Grove's attempt at the vacant European super-middleweight title and the lightweight unification bout between Miguel Vazquez and Rickey Burns.

Cleverley has also had his training interrupted by a stomach condition although Team Clev have moved to say that he has fully recovered from it and resumed full training.

The changes mean Cleverly will now have to wait another five weeks to meet Krasniqi at Wembley Arena.

Frank Warren Promotions say all tickets purchased for the fight will be valid for the rescheduled date of April 20th and any supporters unable to make the new show will be fully refunded.