Welsh sport's biggest weekend ever Cleverly meets Warburton and Hudson as trio aim for greatness
Boxer Nathan Cleverly met up with Wales' rugby captain Sam Warburton and Cardiff City skipper Mark Hudson before one of the biggest weekends in Welsh sporting history.
Cleverly makes the third defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against American Tommy Karpency at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena, while Cardiff face Liverpool in the Carling Cup final, and Wales meet England in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Sunday.
Hensol Park's Vale Hotel hosted media events for all three clashes on Friday, with Warburton and Hudson stopping by Cleverly's press conference.
Welsh hopes: Sam Warburton (left) with Nathan Cleverly (centre) and Mark Hudson (right)
Warburton said: 'We are all hoping for a successful weekend in Welsh sport and it is great to have so much silverware at stake in terms of Nathan’s title fight, Cardiff City’s trophy bid and our own pursuit of the Triple Crown against England on Saturday.
'Everyone in the Wales squad would like to wish both Nathan and the Bluebirds the best of luck for the weekend and lets hope the entire nation, whatever the sport, will have reason to celebrate by Monday morning.'
Together: The trio are supporting each other in their separate endeavours
Hudson added: 'Nathan’s a great fighter and I’m sure he’ll defend his title on Saturday so he can make it to our match on Sunday.
'Also good luck to Sam and the lads in their big match.'
Cleverly said: 'It’s a huge huge weekend for Welsh sport and I’m glad that I’m part of it.
Clash: Tommy Karpency (left) is challenging Cleverly for his belt
'I’ll be relaxing in the afternoon watching Sam and the boys in the hotel on TV before my big fight and hopefully they’ll do the business.
'I’ve got my title defence against Karpency which is a must win for me, no two-ways about it.
'Then I aim to be at the match the next day watching Mark and my mate Darcy Blake take Cardiff City to win the Carling Cup against Liverpool.”
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