Cleverly moving back down

The former world champion is moving back down from cruiserweight following his loss to bitter rival Tony Bellew.

He will return to the ring in Leeds on April 11 on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s official WBC eliminator against Dennis Tubieron, live on Sports.

Cleverly’s points loss in November was only his third fight at cruiserweight, following his world light-heavyweight title loss to Sergey Kovalev in August 2013.

Both he and Bellew suggested a third match following the November 21 fight – although the victorious Liverpudlian suggested the Welshman was “not a cruiserweight”.

With Kovalev owning the WBO and IBF titles and Adonis Stevenson the WBC, Cleverly is expected to target the WBA held by Jurgen Braehmer.