Where is the fight taking place?
The bout is on the undercard of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor – you may have heard a few rumblings about the scrap? – and so will be in the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The venue has held major fights in the past, including UFC 202, in which McGregor beat Nate Diaz on points.
Sky Sports Box Office will show the hugely-anticipated clash for £19.95 in the UK and €24.95 in the Republic of Ireland. You can buy the fight online here, through a Sky box or online the telephone – 03442 410 888. If you’re calling from the Republic of Ireland, it’s: 0818 220 225.
Telephone bookings after midnight on Friday will increase to £26.95 (online purchases remain at £19.95) before reverting back at 7am next Sunday. The fight will also be repeated in full at 10am and 5pm that day.
What if you do not have Sky? Can I live stream?
Fear not, with the Sky Sports Box Office app you can watch the fights live via your PC/Desktop/MAC, NOW TV box, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet.
It’s simple to sign up, pay and watch – create an account and pay at www.skysports.com/boxofficelive.
Virgin TV customers (with a TiVo® or Virgin TV V6 box) can also watch the fight on Sky Sports Box Office. It costs £19.95 for SD and £20.95 for HD.
Alternatively, a selection of Vue cinemas will be showing the fight on the night too.
What are the odds?
Nathan Cleverly to win: 7/2
Badou Jack to win: 2/7
- Odds supplied by oddschecker.com are best available as of Aug 24
What are they saying?
“Badou does the basics very well, a solid all-round fighter,” Cleverly added. “He has a good guard, good defence and is a world-class operator who is consistent.
“He’s had good wins over big fighters but he doesn’t do anything exceptional. So he’s a tough fighter but I think his style is suited to mine.
“I think he may feel stronger at the weight, and feel as though he has more energy. That extra bit of weight can invigorate you. He may be more confident and stronger. But I’m established at this weight for years and at some point in the fight you will see that difference.”
“I like beating up British people – maybe I should get a British passport. It just happens to be that they are always in my weight class and I have to beat them up.
“This will be the third guy I’m going to beat. I’m going for the hat-trick. I beat George Groves and I consider the draw against James DeGale as a victory.
“To be honest, I think I’ve got more British fans than I do Swedish fans. I love the UK and I’d love to fight there one day.”