Nathan Cleverly to face Alejandro Emilio Valori in July - Boxing

Nathan Cleverly to face Alejandro Emilio Valori in July

Former world light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will face Alejandro Emilio Valori at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 12 July. It will be Cleverly’s second fight at cruiser weight after his second-round defeat of Shawn Corbin in May.
Argentine Valori, 31, has won 15 of his 19 fights, 11 by knockout, but this is his first fight outside his homeland.
Cleverly will share top billing with fellow cruiserweight Tony Bellew, who fights Brazil’s Julio Cesar dos Santos.
Cleverly beat Bellew at the same venue in a light-heavyweight contest in October 2011 and the pair look set for a rematch at cruiserweight later this year, as long as they both progress through their respective fights on the card.
Liverpool’s Bellew made his debut at his new weight in March, stopping Valery Brudov in the 11th round.
Cleverly made four successful defences of his WBO light-heavyweight crown, including the Bellew fight, before losing to Russian Sergey Kovalev in August 2013 in Cardiff.