British light heavyweight contender Nathan Cleverly (29-2, 15 KO's) will look to climb his way back into the top of the light heavyweight division this Friday night when he takes on Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KOs) on PBC on Spike. Cleverly was once considered one of the hottest rising contenders in the U.K. After suffering a devastating loss to Sergey Kovalev he moved up to the cruiserweight division where he looked good until suffering a loss to Tony Bellew. Cleverly now feels that the pressure if off of him and that he's a better fighter than he was before now that he's back at light heavyweight.
"It's going to be an enjoyable experience fighting in his backyard of Chicago. It's a bit of an adventure. The pressure is off in a way because he has the expectations of the home crowd. I'm just coming here to do my job and win the fight.
"I'm confident it'll be a good fight and I'm ready.
"Fonfara is a good fighter. He's tall and rangy. He's a good puncher and strong. He's fit. He throws correct, solid punches, but I believe I'll win because I've simply got more tools and I've done more to my game. I'm sharper with more movement. My combination punching will be too much for him."