By joshua broom
Jack the Ripper rips Cleverly’s body before stopping the former champion
In a battle for the WBA “regular” Light Heavyweight World Championship, Badou Jack (22-1-2 13KO) systematically battered former titlist Nathan Cleverly (30-4 16K0) to successfully return to the light-heavyweight division.
Former 168-pound beltholder Jack uncorked a brutal body assault to dominate the fourth and fifth rounds before referee Tony Weeks compassionately halted the bout as a bloodied Cleverly lay prone against the ropes.
Now 33, since winning a piece of the 168-lb crown in 2015 vs. Anthony Dirrell, Jack is undefeated (4-0-1) in his last five championship fights.
Conversely, at 30-years-of-age, two time 175-lb champion Cleverly has lost three of five fights. However, the disheartening loss to a naturally smaller Badou Jack could mark the end of the UK brawler’s run as a top competitor in his division.
Source:: Bad Left Hook