By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)
Nathan Cleverly will fight for a world title in late summer after getting back to winning ways.
The Cefn Forest fighter, who returned to the ring in London tonight after seven months out, will face Jürgen Brähmer in Germany, live and exclusive on Sky Sports in the UK and on SAT.1 overseas.
Former WBO champion Cleverly, 28, will challenge for the WBA light heavyweight title in Germany after finishing 38-year-old Czech opponent Tomas Man after just 24 seconds into the first round at the O2 Arena on the ‘Rule Britannia’ undercard.
He secured a 29th professional victory, live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office.
And the Welshman is now set for a September 5 clash with the man whose last title defence was against a former Cleverly opponent in the shape of Robin Krasniqi.
“I think going over there will be quite an enjoyable adventure,” said Cleverly.
“There will be no pressure of your home crowd, you can concentrate on going over there and your mind is 100 per cent on the fight.
“Going over there will be an enjoyable experience. It is a little bit out of my comfort zone but sometimes that can be more of an adventure and it will be great to rip the title away from the champion in his hometown.
“He is good fighter, strong and technically good, nothing sensational but he does the basics well. He has a solid left hand and is a good power puncher. He is a good champion, he has been around a long time and has a good amateur pedigree but it is certainly a fight that has been on my radar for a long time.
“We have a lot of history, me and Brähmer,” ‘Clev’ continued, “and it would be nice if we could finally get this fight on because it has been meaning to happen for a long, long time.
“Let’s just both get in the ring and settle it once and for all.”