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Braehmer stripped of his title, goes to Cleverly

By Martyn Herman

Cleverly learned Wednesday that Braehmer had not travelled to London, citing a cut eye for his no-show.

"He has had some personal problems in the past and I hope he can come back and fight again.

"But Nathan Cleverly is now the world champion and rightfully so because none of this was his fault."

"Cleverly is a great fighter but that's going to be a tough first defense," Kovac, the Hungarian former Olympic champion, said.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Alastair Himmer)