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Shawn Hawk steps in as replacement

Updated: November 5, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Light heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly has a new opponent on short notice for his title defense at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night: Shawn Hawk.

Frank Warren, Cleverly's promoter, announced Monday that Cleverly would face Hawk rather than original opponent Ryan Coyne of St. Louis. Coyne dropped out of the fight due to a contract dispute with his promoter, Don King.

Cleverly (24-0, 11 KOs), 25, of Wales, said the change of opponents so close to the fight was ...

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