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Cleverly and Burns dates confirmed for 2012


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Promoter Frank has confirmed the dates in 2012 when World Champions Nathan Cleverly and Ricky Burns will return to action, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456, Virgin Ch. 546).


Welshman Cleverly, the WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion, makes a glorious homecoming on Saturday 25th February at the Motorpoint Arena (formerly the Cardiff International Arena) in Cardiff.


The exciting 24-year-old will headline the show in his first fight in his home city since featuring on the undercard of Joe Calzaghe's super-middleweight unification fight against Mikkel Kessler at the Millennium Stadium in November 2007.


Cleverly's had a great year in which he was crowned world champion when Juergen Braehmer failed to arrive for their showdown in May and he beat late-replacement Alex Kuziemski in the fourth round at the O2 Arena.


In October he was involved in a thriller against Tony Bellew, beating his bitter rival on points in an action-packed fight at the Liverpool Echo Arena.


The challenger for Cleverly's third defence of his title will be announced shortly.


"It will be over four years since I had my last fight in Cardiff and I can't wait to return as a world champion and defend my title for the first time in front of my home fans," Said Cleverly.


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