News | Aug 27 2017

Nathan Cleverly retires

Badou Jack calls out Adonis Stevenson after beating Nathan Cleverly
Nathan Cleverly
Boxing: Cleverly vs Jack  |  Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports/Action Images

NATHAN CLEVERLY has announced his retirement after losing his WBA light-heavyweight title when being stopped in five rounds by Badou Jack in Las Vegas.

The Welshman showed his bravery with his willingness to fight on while he was being outclassed at the T-Mobile Arena, but amid his inability to defend himself from increasing punishment, required referee Tony Weeks to come to his rescue.

Having previously considered retirement following the first defeat of his career, by Sergey Kovalev in 2013, and long appeared in a steady decline, he has chosen to retire at the age of 30 with his options minimal.