It's my steadfast belief that Nathan Cleverly is the premier 175lb fighter on this planet
I'm sick of cynics who disparage his level of opposition thus far. People forget that Juergen Braehmer forfeited the world title just two days before he was due to make a mandatory defence against Nathan in 2010, or that the lad from the Cefn Forest comfortably defeated Tony Bellew - soon to fight a final eliminator for the WBC belt - in the Liverpudlian's home city in October 2011.
Then, just as we were finalising a break-out fight against Bernard Hopkins, Nathan incurred a genuine injury which place him on the side lines for a while. Neither Nathan nor I can be blamed for that.