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Nathan Cleverly-Sergey Kovalev set

Updated: June 22, 2013, 12:05 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Light heavyweight contender Sergey Kovalev was in a great position.

He could either press for the mandatory shot against titleholder Bernard Hopkins, which Kovalev earned with a third-round destruction of Cornelius White last week, or he could go for a deal that was on the table even before that fight to challenge Nathan Cleverly for his version of the 175-pound world title.

With HBO pushing hard for the Cleverly-Kovalev match and HBO and Showtime surprisingly uninterested in Hopkins-Kovalev, ...

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