Originally written on The Queensbury Rules  |  Last updated 10/24/14
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(Cleverly, right, lets his hands go) If Nathan Cleverly had been hoping to stake his claim for a tutorial with the old master at light heavyweight, Bernard Hopkins, then he could probably have done with looking a tad less unruly than he eventually managed in shutting out Robin Krasniqi on Saturday on Epix. Cleverly, 25-0 (12 KO), Cefn Fforest, Wales, dominated Krasniqi, 39-3 (15 KO), Munich, Germany by way of Kosovo, over 12 rounds at Wembley Arena, London, to take a unanimous decision via scores of 120-108 (twice) and 119-109. Cleverly penned the visitor in against the ropes for entire rounds at a time with a jab that was flicked out incessantly and that he backed up with speedy combinations. Krasniqi, unbeaten in 38 contests, landed some strong counter hooks and uppercuts in the 6th and turned aggressor in the 7th but could not contend with the Welshman’s volume and variety. Compubox had Cleverly -- who boxed loosey-goosey with his hands by his waist -- throwing 1047 pun...
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