We might have to wait a while to see Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua, but we do have one all-British heavyweight blockbuster confirmed with a date now CONFIRMED for Fabio Wardley vs Frazer Clarke.
The two unbeaten domestic stars will meet on Sunday March 31 at London’s 02 Arena, headlining a Boxxer show which will air live on Sky Sports in the UK and Peacock in the United States.
Wardley brings a 17-0 record to the table – with 16 of those wins coming inside distance. Clarke meanwhile has an 8-0 pro ledger, including 6 KOs. Wardley’s British and Commonwealth titles will both be on the line.
Those 16 KOs for Wardley are an incredible streak, and the latest was an impressive beatdown of David Adeleye on the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou undercard in Saudi Arabia last October.
Clarke meanwhile is not as far down the professional road as he builds his career in the paid ranks following that bronze medal he claimed for Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. Last year he outpointed the durable Mariusz Wach before blasting out David Allen.
Wardley vs Clarke is GENUINE beef
There is genuine beef between these two domestic rivals and we should get a cracking dust-up come Easter Sunday, with Wardley believing experience will be key for him when they do lock horns.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s too quick for him, there’s a reason why him and his team wouldn’t let me fight him that long ago,” Wardley said. “They felt it was too soon for him then and it’s still too soon for him now. He hasn’t had the right tests, the right fights along the way to build to something like this.
“I’ll give him some credit for his pedigree of course there’s an Olympic medal, a clap to you for that, I promise that’s an achievement. But this is a pro game, it’s not the same thing, I’ve been born and breed in this pro game and it’s where I learnt all my tools and the trade and that’s why I finished up all my opponents.
“It will be a spicy fight but I’m going home with my belts and Frazer is going to be sparked out on the floor.”
Clarke meanwhile hit back, claiming: “We’ve gone round and round and talk is cheap and he’s backed it up so far. But I know I am the best fighter he is going to step into the ring with. I know what I am capable of, I give him credit as well, but I don’t need to talk about his background, I don’t need to talk about my amateur background. It’s here and now, the best man will win and the best man is me.”