Pride of Wales! Cleverly keen to keep the flag flying after difficult period for British boxing
Nathan Cleverly is determined to play his part in a stunning Welsh hat-trick later this month.
The WBO light heavyweight champion faces American Tommy Karpency at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on February 25.
Just hours earlier, Wales clash with England at Twickenham in the Six Nations before Cardiff take on Liverpool in the Carling Cup final at Wembley on the Sunday.
Ready for action: Nathan Cleverly is preparing for his first fight at home since 2007
'It's a great weekend of sport and it's great to be involved,' Cleverly, 24, told Sportsmail. 'I can see why there could be potential pressure on me but I'm just enoying the occasion, which I think will enhance my performance.'
Cleverly fights in Wales for the first time since 2007 and is excited at the prospect of defending his world title on home soil.
'It's a big deal for myself, and for Welsh boxing; hopefully we can bring the glory days back to Wales. To come home as world champion is a special occasion.
'Training is going well, everything is on track. It's just a case of focusing for the last three weeks.'
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Cleverly is expected to have a comfortable night against Karpency but the American has never been stopped in his 24-fight career.
'He [Karpency] is tough,' he admitted. 'He has operated at cruiserweight so he's a strong fighter. He's got not nothing to lose and there's no pressure on him, so he's potentially dangerous. He's a trained fighter so he's capable of causing an upset just like anyone else.'
Should the Welshman come through unscathed, he will immediately set his sights on bigger fights later in the year.
'After this fight we'll be looking to get straight on the case and have a unification fight in the summer.
'Bernard Hopkins is regarded as No 1 in the division and I know he's got a big fight with Chad Dawson coming up. These guys are the ones you target to become the best you can.'
Meanwhile, Carl Froch has ruled out fighting Cleverly in a British blockbuster in Wales.
Cleverly's promoter Frank Warren had suggested that the pair could meet at Cardiff's City's ground this summer.
But Froch, who lost his WBC super middleweight title to Andre Ward in December, has no plans to move up in weight.
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'Nobody's interested in talk about me stepping up to light-heavyweight to fight Nathan Cleverly,' he said.
'It's boring, there's big fights for me – Mikkel Kessler, Lucien Bute, there's more names I could roll off the tongue that would make people interested.
'We want to be fighting in Nottingham for a nice steady comeback fight, I don't have easy fights but I'll have a nice steady comeback and then look to challenge for a world title soon.'