Boxing: Cleverly pulls out of title fight


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Nathan Cleverly has pulled out of his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi this month, because of a viral infection.

The Welshman had been due to fight on 28 April at the Royal Albert Hall but has been unable to train for what would have been the fourth defence of his crown. Billy Joe Saunders' fight against Tony Hill, for the vacant English middleweight title, will move to joint top of the bill with a British lightweight title eliminator between Sam Webb and Matthew Hall.

Cleverly said: "There's not enough time to make up what I've missed in training."