Cleverly unaffected by doubts

BOXING: WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly insists his preparations for his scheduled 10 November title defence against Ryan Coyne in Los Angeles are not being undermined by doubts about the latter’s involvement. He said: “This should be frustrating but I’ve taken it all in my stride. It’s something I’m used to by now because there always seems to be drama around my fights.

I’m getting on with my business and I’ve trained well. Mentally and physically I feel great.”