Nathan Cleverly will have to travel to Italy to face Antonio Brancalion for the vacant European light heavyweight belt.
His promoter Frank Warren narrowly lost the purse bid to OPI 2000, Brancalion’s promoters. Brancalion is an ex-European title-holder will have until November the 3rd to tell Cleverly’s team the date and venue of the fight, which is likely to be on December the 5th, the same date as Amir Khan’s title defence.
Brancalion recently suffered a first round stoppage defeat to German Juergen Braehmer who will fight for the interim WBO light heavyweight title later this year.
Cleverly currently holds the British and Commonwealth light heavyweight belts, whilst studying a maths degree in Cardiff University. He’s quickly being considered in the top bracket at light-heavyweight and hopes to fight for a world title next year.