Nathan Cleverly will defend his WBA world title against Badou Jack on August 26th in Las Vegas on the Mayweather vs McGregor undercard.

Cleverly will be making the first defence of the WBA Light Heavyweight which he won in October 2016 against Badou Jack who is moving up to weight after admitting the struggle to make the weight following the majority draw with James Degale back January this year.

Cleverly is happy to be part of such a huge event.

This is a fight I have wanted ever since Badou Jack moved to Light Heavyweight and I’m delighted to fight in Vegas on an event like this,

I’ve trained long and hard for this fight and I’m ready to be let off the leash. This is the biggest fight of my career so far and I’m going to do a number on Badou Jack on August 26th.

Speaking about the preparation for the fight, Jack believes going up in weight will help his game plan.

The biggest difference between past training camps and preparing for this fight is the fact that I was training to get the weight down, now I’m training to build muscle and perfect my boxing strategy.

This will be a tough fight, but I don’t see any issues getting through it. I feel confident and fans can expect a win by knockout or decision. He’s not leaving with that belt. It’s staying right here in Las Vegas.

This will be a tough fight, but I don’t see any issues getting through it. I feel confident and fans can expect a win by knockout or decision. He’s not leaving with that belt. It’s staying right here in Las Vegas.

Jack will go into the fight as the favourite given his recent form, however, the Welshman will be determined to shine on the biggest stage of them all.

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