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15 July 2010
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.
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