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New title for Nathan

15 July 2010

Nathan Cleverly

Mathematics student and boxing champion Nathan Cleverly has collected the first of two titles he aims to secure in 2010.

Nathan has graduated as a BSc in Mathematics – and also intends to add "world champion" to his name before the year is out.

Nathan, from Phillipstown in South Wales, has been juggling full-time study with the disciplines of professional boxing for the past four years. He retains a 19-win unbeaten record and has won British, European and Commonweath light-heavyweight titles – while also getting to grips with Stochastic Models and Fluid Dynamics.

Nathan, who graduated with a 2:2 at a ceremony at St David’s Hall today said: "I have always tried to make the most of my opportunities – whether it is an exam or a fight. My tutors at Cardiff have been very good about giving me the time I needed for boxing – and likewise, my trainers have understood the demands of undergraduate study.

"These years at Cardiff University have been the best of my life. I have no regrets about combining boxing and mathematics – they have both given me a tremendous amount."

With the degree safely in the bag, Nathan moves on to his next challenge- fighting unbeaten German Karo Murat, for the Interim WBO Light-Heavyweight title in Birmingham on September 18. The fight, promoted by Frank Warren at the LG Arena, could take Nathan one step closer to his second dream – a world title.