Clarke fights veteran heavyweight Mariusz Wach 36-9 (19) at York Hall on June 16. The Polish fighter will be having his 47th contest. On Saturday (June 3) the 43-year-old will take part in fight number 46 when he faces Jakub Sosinski in his homeland.
Wach has been brought in for Clarke as a barometer to see where the Brit’s progress is at. It will represent the first time that the Olympic bronze medallist has fought over ten rounds. So far, he has fought in five fights scheduled for six rounds and his most recent was for eight.
To the 31-year-old’s relief Wach was brought in as a replacement for original foe Harry Armstrong, a matchup that looked like providing no development for Clarke’s career.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Frazer Clarke vs Mariusz Wach.
- Date: Friday 16th June 2023.
- The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at York Hall, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom, which is 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
“I’m glad that we’re finally able to announce this fight and let people see the kind of challenges I’m looking for.
"Mariusz Wach is a very tough opponent, his record speaks for itself – look at the names he’s been in there with and the kind of fights he’s had with them. So, I hope it’s clear to everyone now that Frazer Clarke isn’t afraid of anyone.
“I’m in this game to be world champion and the pathway has always been carefully planned. A lot has been said about me lately but people don’t know what goes on behind the scenes.
"Myself and my promoter Ben Shalom are on the same page and we’re executing the plan step by step. I expect to have the British heavyweight championship belt round my waist by the end of the year – but first I have to handle Mariusz Wach.”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, added “This is a great fight for Frazer Clarke. Mariusz Wach is a very tough customer who has shared the ring with some of the biggest names in the sport with some memorable performances. Frazer Clarke is taking a big step up on June 16th but these are the challenges needs as he makes his way to the top.”
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