Found January 25, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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Wales is a small country, usually in the shadow of its English neighbor, but in terms of boxing, every now and again a genuine world-class exponent of the noble art makes a mark on the hardest of professions. In recent times, Joe Calzaghe's name is thrown in as the obvious example. A fighter who was able to finally obtain the acclaim internationally to match the fervor the fans in his homeland brought. Older Welshmen would probably point to other boxers, Howard Winstone or Freddie Welsh, as even greater, in times where world titles were harder to come by. Tougher men in tougher times. Twenty-four-year-old Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs) is the latest Welsh world champion. After compiling an amateur record of 32-4, he turned professional at the age of 18. Nothing unusual in that, except that he also continued with a mathematics degree at the University of Cardiff which was duly obtained in August 2010. The fact that he's a boxer with a higher education and his surname is a t...
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