Nathan Cleverly vs Tommy Karpency - WBO Light Heavyweight Title
It was supposed to be the big homecoming fight for Nathan Cleverly. Coming back to his native Wales with his World Title. Cleverly was expected to shine as his opponent was nowhere near his class , well World Title class anyway.
What did happen was a groundhog day type of fight as the Welshman put the fans and viewers to sleep with a performance that to me seemed pity patter compared to the war he had with Toney Bellew last year. Cleverly won every minute of every round vs his over matched American BUT he failed to put this guy away who as early as the 4th round was telling his father in his corner that he was tired???. Again when collecting scores i couldn't find 1 fan or press member that gave the American Karpency 1 round. That's how poor of an opponent he was. What's even more poorer is that Cleverly never really hurt the guy never mind take the guy out , i think that at the top level of the 175lb division Cleverlys power must be brought into question.
After the fight Cleverly said that Karpencey was the biggest puncher that he had faced?? Personally i think it was Bellew whom Cleverly admitted that he got stung a good few times with in their fight. Promoter Frank Warren was also mentioning the name of Bernard Hopkins in the summer for Cleverly?? i just cant see it as it will be a one sided win for the future hall of famer even though he is in his late 40s.
A fight i would like to see is Cleverly vs Cloud and both come to fight and throw alot of punches. I think though that Cleverly will continue to defend his WBO title gaining more Title experience in the UK although to improve as a fighter he has to fight much better opposition that Karpency.
Below is my scorecard along with the Press and fan scores i was able to collect for this fight.
Round 1.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 2.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 3.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 4.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 5.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 6.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 7.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 8.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 9.... 10-9 Cleverly
Round 10...10-9 Cleverly
Round 11...10-9 Cleverly
Round 12...10-9 Cleverly
TOTAL - Cleverly 120-108 Karpency
Judges Scores - Ritchie Davies (UK)..........120-108 Cleverly
Fernando Laguna (Spa)......120-108 Cleverly
Waleska Roldan (USA)......120-108 Cleverly
NATHAN CLEVERLY WINS BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
Boxing Sites , Fans And Press Scores
Boxnation TV (John Rawling) - 120-108 Cleverly
Boxnation TV (Paul Smith) - 120-108 Cleverly
Worldboxing news.net - 120-108 Cleverly
Onthebeak.com - 120-108 Cleverly
Secondsout.com (Tom Gray) - 120-108 Cleverly
Boxnation/BoxingMonthly (Steve Lillis) - 120-108 Cleverly
Ringnews24 Fans Forum (All for Cleverly) - 120-108 x3
Ringnews24 (Welshdevilrob) - 120-108 Cleverly
Eastsideboxing Fans Forum (All for Cleverly) - 120-108 x4
SaddoBoxing Fans Forum - 120-108 Cleverly