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Good evening, welcome to the North East, as both Swansea and Cardiff
prepare to face two of the region's Coming up. We preview Swansea
City's trip to Newcastle, with the help of their midfielder Jonathan
de Guzman. It's Part Two of Team Clev, and the
Welshman's quest to conquer America. You have got to come to the state
if you want the big time in boxing. -- to the United States.
Plus, Cardiff City skipper Mark Hudson on Middlesbrough and press
criticism. It is not the first time I have had it and I am sure it will
not be the last, everybody is entitled to their opinion.
Well, from Milburn to Shearer, MacDonald to Beardsley, so many
legends have made their name here at St James' Park. Currently,
Newcastle are enjoying something of a renaissance, after some troubled
times on Tyneside. So can Swansea pull off what would arguably be
their best away win since promotion to the Premier League? We've been
getting the views from both sets of There is a box Office quality to
this current Newcastle side, finishing 5th last season but 10
for just one place above Swansea now. And admiration on Tyneside of
howled for swans have settled at a top-level. There are a few examples
of clubs that have done well in the Premier League and Swansea are
definitely be one of those. Well and run, they have a principle they
want to stick to a vision and that is important, to know how you will
play and watch a want to do. Be new manager has taken it up from
Brenton and. The two Spanish guys have done very well and it is a
tough test for us because we are going to have a stadium that will
expect us to win. This is a game that anything could happen. If we
play to our best, I think we can get everything. We could get three
points, one point. If we are not at our best, it is a team that really
can create a lot of problems because they have quality in
midfield, were really good players. A special fixture for Danny Graham,
the Swansea striker, always a Geordie at heart! I went to
Barcelona and got a hat-trick and was there for Shearer's first goal.
It is nice to play against a hometown club for but we are going
to get three points, and I played for Swansea City and although I am
a Newcastle fan, and want to win. Be his players have been making the
most of the headlines. But Ann on loan at midfielder has been
impressive, time to put him under the spotlight -- but Anna on loan
at midfielder. What is your name? Jonathan de Guzman. Where were you
born of? Canada. For ridiculing you tried? Holland. -- where did you
learn your trade. How many -- how much money was spent a new? 80
million Euros. I qualify for Holland, Jamaica, Canada and the
Philippines. And want to play for Holland. Of this midfielder I have
placed -- played come up Osman it. Danny Ryan is the biggest character,
he is talking all the time. Michael Laudrup wants to keep you at
Swansea, holiday eager to stay at Swansea? I am happy here, I have
been playing a week in and week out and the guys have been very
welcoming to me. I am enjoying my time here and that is my option. I
am doing well here with the team and I think we are played good
football. And he scored in the capital one Cup match in Liverpool,
how was that? -- you scored. It felt great contributed as guns --
to Swansea and it was an historic game for Swansea and I am happy to
be a part of it. He said Leo Osman is the toughest midfielder you have
played against, but Newcastle have a number of tough midfielders.
is a good 14. I know what they are capable of and we have been
watching them throughout the week. Knee know what they are capable of
and hopefully we can put a good show on and get a good result -- we
know. And joined at St James' Park by
former England defender, with 242 appearances for Newcastle, Steve
how a. Looking ahead to the game, Newcastle, what is their record
like at home and can Swansea win away? They have only won once away
from home this season. It will be a big ask for Swansea. Even if
Newcastle are having a difficult time, the crowd does help a lot.
They do get packed in here, a full house every week. And it will be a
tough game for Swansea. But so far this season, the form of Newcastle
at home has not been brilliant. Even though this season, they
haven't lost a couple of games. what have you made a Swansea so far
this season? -- what have you. Where will they be the season?
did so well under Brendan Rodgers and Duddo Martinez, and the new
manager has come in. -- and Martinez. There were a few not good
results, but they are making their mark and playing well, they have
picked up lately. I do not think they have anything massively to
fear. If Newcastle get on top early, it could be difficult for the away
team but if they keep the fans quiet early, and they always have a
chance. Score prediction? I am going to stick my neck out, I do
not gamble and I never have, but his score prediction, 2-1 for
Newcastle. Return -- thank you. We turn our attention away from
football now. Last week, we brought you all the build-up, as Nathan
Cleverly prepared to defend his light-heavyweight title against
Shawn Hawk in Los Angeles. This week, we bring you Part Two, as
Sport Wales were in Team Clev's corner and dressing room with a
World champ -- Nathan Cleverly, World Champion but a relative
unknown until last week. He wanted to make a big impression against
Shawn Hawk. He could become a different fighter overnight. I came
here to fight. I was most impressed with Nathan Cleverly. Ready for
action, ready for business! Friday morning and the LA whether
allows the way into be held outdoors in front of the Staples
Center. A big showdown tomorrow night, Nathan Cleverly, also Shawn
Hawk! He is in perfect condition. I did not turn around!
Coming to the scales, undefeated, light heavyweight champion of the
World! Half a pound under weight, that is perfect. I feel in great
shape and I feel as though I could be unstoppable tomorrow night. He
has a point to prove. He wants to come over here and make a good show,
so the pressure is off on him. It is my time to make my name and
shine and make sure they know who I Three the key part of the fight
will be the first few rounds -- the key part. He has had 20 winners and
not 16 guys out and most of them in the first, second, third round,
very early. He will be dangerous and strong early on and try and
take me on. With a few hours before the big fight, a vital piece of
equipment is missing. An emergency head and is now! I am trying to
find a shot to get one, I have got to have my head and! That is my
which will be for the fight. Panic over, all is in order. Thank you.
For three hours before the fight, finally got it sorted. We are in
the hotel lobby waiting to leave for the arena, so this is the
exciting bit where the adrenalin starts going, and want to hear that
Bell now and get going. So since last Wednesday, I have not stopped,
I have been a trainer, a so West, psychologist. -- a sewer. If you
not come down and, go to the corner, at any fauna is all -- any corner
is all right. Fight like a champion and look like champions. Time to
put the finishing up touches in place, including that all-important
bandana stomach this is the serious and to the business, this fight is
so important, I cannot afford to be a father tonight. He definitely is
not going to lose. He has worked very hard and I feared he will do
the business, to be honest. With less than three minutes to go,
there is no sign of his Sutton -- of his star-studded entourage. For
a fashionably late arrival, and relief all round! How are you?
Remind us how this came about? Mickey Rourke called me because he
is doing a film about the Welsh Rugby, and he talked to me about
maybe been in the movie. So we were talking about that and he is very
interested in all things Welsh, so when he found out this fight was
going on, he called me up and told me about it and I was in Los
Angeles and he said to come and see him fight. I had heard about him,
Nathan, but never seen him fight, so I came. I used to box when I was
a kid but I am a better singer than a boxer so I did not perceive that.
But I have always loved boxing and any time I can see boxing live, I
Here is be undefeated WBO light have -- lightweight champion of the
world, Nathan Cleverly! It is easy to get caught up in the
moment and under pressure and lose your game-plan. But I feel
experienced enough now to deal with that and to stay controlled, to be
efficient in my performance, and that is what I intend to do. I hope
I will be able to carry that out. He dominates the opening three
rounds, flying go for 100 punches per around at his American opponent.
Be dangerous right fossil group -- the dangers right of Shawn Hawk
catches him in the 4th, but after this, it is one way traffic.
needs to impress tonight if he is going to while the American fans.
There has been a demand for him. -- wow. After a barrage of punches,
his opponent is flawed. Back on his feet after belonged powered, only
to hit the deck again. -- a longer fight. A are you all right? If yes.
Time! After being saved by the Bell, Shawn Hawk goes down for a third
time. T want to go? One more and it is over. -- you want to go.
nearly, the referee stepped in just as a corner of Shawn Hawk thrown in
the towel -- finally. So still undefeated and still the WBO light
heavyweight champion of the world, Nathan Cleverly! One of the rounds,
he started coming out and in the 7th round, I stepped in. I am so
glad. This is the hard bit, but drugs test and I have no water left
in me. In a great performance. we get him out of the way, we come
up for the big guys, be a lead fight, the Americans. Best the lead
fights. How do -- how does he built a reputation for himself? He has to
have more fight, especially in America, like Joe Cole said the. It
was only when he started beating Americans that he started to get
noticed. You have to come to America if you want to hit the big-
time inbox and. Coming to the United States, coming to the
unknown, the unknown territory, you have nothing to lose, he went for
it. He came to fight but I felt great and I felt unstoppable
tonight. And we'll keep you up to date with
Nathan's next opponent. Surfing now, and last weekend, the latest stage
of one of the most important events on the British professional tour
was held on the Welsh coastline. Sport Wales went along to check it
Today it is the venue for the latest stage of the UK pro
Sufficient r tour. Some of the best Tell us about the competition here
today. This is the sort of brain child of the local surf club and
the pro club and something we have angleded for ten years. We tried to
select the best tai of surfing. We came to the -- day of surfing. We
came to the beach today and it was today or nothing. Wildcard entries
were given to the knockout heats and a unique opportunity to test
themselves against some of the best professional surfers in the country.
Kieran, only 12-year-old, you were the youngest competitor today. How
was it? Hard because I was against all the top British surfers, but a
good experience. Nice to surf against them. Some local knowledge
came into play as well. It has been a disappointing morning
for the local surfers, except for Nathan Phillips, who has qualified
for the quarter-finals, which is about to get under way now. Making
his first appearance for some time in competitive surfers, Phillips
managed to reach the last eight with his best performance of the
day. Being back in the water was an achievement in itself. There's --
it's been tricky. I had a minor stroke, put it down to a stroke
after a car crash. Good to get a result. We have reached the semi-
final stage now. As you can see, the tide has come right in and the
competition is hotting up. Phillips was drawn against two of
Cornwall's best surfers, Robinson and Stokes. There was to be no
repeat of his quarter-final performance. Semi-finals over.
Didn't go to plan? The conditions were tricky. Basically, it is into
ripping, it is nice to get tomorrow. The final was an all Cornish affair,
with the four surfers going head- to-head with a �2,000 first prize,
and points in the Relentless Super Series. The winner is Jake Robinson.
Huge congratulations. How was today's surf? It was fun. I have
never surfed this way before. I was surprised at how good it was.
couple of guys go away thinking it is good to surf in Wales. These
guys have come from Cornwall, Newcastle. They've had a taster of
Back to football now and it is second against third in the
championship tomorrow, as Cardiff host Middlesbrough, hoping to make
history. They are unbeatable at home. There has been criticism of
their away form and their captain. Lisa Rogers went to meet the
Away from home this season, Cardiff have been a bit iffy, whereas at
home they have been magnificent. Why is that? If we start with home
form, we have made the stadium a fortress. We've got goals in the
team and we've got attacking options. Someone said to me
yesterday we have scored the most in the league, which is great to
know. Away from home, we have conceded goals and unfortunately,
Now. It is something I need to get better at and hold on to a few more
people to get people to stick together. That is something we're
all here to learn. All here to do and put right. It is not all doom
and glam. We are two points off top. Like I said, if we can get our away
form sorted out, then we'll be They have to look at themselves
defensively with the five goals they have conceded. After the
Charlton game I saw your Tweet. It said "we were not good enough today.
We have to work on this." Everyone admires that honesty. You came in
for criticism after that game. How does that affect you? Everyone is
entitled to their opinion. You will get it in careers. I am sure it
will not be the first time. You are on a learning process. I will keep
learning until I have finished. I will work hard on the training
field and help the players around me do the same. That is what we've
got - we've got a great team. Hopefully I can be looked at as
someone who can help them out if they are feeling low or not on top
of their game. That's what I have always done. I have always done it.
They are on the verge of history. Victory over Middlesbrough tomorrow
could equal nine consecutive home wins.
The team is one place above them in the league. Craig Bellamy and Matt
Connolly are back in contention, having recovered from injury.
good team together. They will come down here and it will be a real
rock in the stadium. It will be where there'll be a big crowd.
We've got to get three points. That's what counts. We'll go there
in a positive frame of mind as we have been doing. They are a good
side and they are playing well at the moment. We cannot really think
about some of the previous results too much because they have changed
a lot of things and so have we. They are playing well at the moment.
They have come off the back of a good result. So have we. Our home
form is as good as it is on paper at the moment. We need to maintain
Steve, Cardiff City, unbeaten at home this season. And are
Middlesbrough the team to break that record? It is a difficult one.
I think two teams that's in great form. Look at Cardiff's record at
home it is a hard one. Second verses third. You cannot get any
better than that. The atmosphere, I am sure, will be very good. Cardiff
will be a hard game. Middlesbrough will be the same.
Which way it will go, I don't know. Obviously if you look at the record
of Cardiff at home, you possibly might have to give them the edge.
Give me a score prediction? Again, because I went against the Welsh on
the last one, I'll go for them this time. I think will win 3-1. It has