– Ben Shalom Has Offered Fabio Wardley A One Fight Deal For Frazer Clarke
– The BOXXER CEO Insists The Offer Is Wardley’s Highest Purse To Date
– Shalom Believes Wardley Will Not Make The Money Offered To Face Clarke Anywhere Else
After unprecedented levels of negativity from fans towards BOXXER and Ben Shalom due to their withdrawal of Frazer Clarke from the Fabio Wardley purse bids, Shalom has now come out to justify the decision-making process behind the action.
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“It’s a fight we’ve been trying to make”, Shalom told iFL TV, “The stupidity to order a fighter after 6 fights who’s not even done a 10-round rounder to fight twelve rounds.”
The BOXXER CEO insisted the fight is one they want, but they want it on their terms. Shalom wants to do a deal for the fight on a BOXXER/Sky Sports card in September after Clarke has a 10-round bout on June 10.
The British promoter believes that his charge would dethrone Wardley next but the Olympic Bronze medalist deserves the proper progression and a British title fight without having a 10-rounder would be counterproductive for Clarke’s career.
“We want to make that fight, I believe Fabio Wardley will sit down and see the numbers on the table and be like ‘Where else am I gonna make that sort of money?'” Shalom firmly maintains the offer made by his team to the British Heavyweight champion is the biggest offer available for him and Wardley would come to that realization.
Going to pursue bids doesn’t give the promoter the same security as a private deal as other things such as media appearances etc are not contracted. “Whyte Fury was an example – you don’t have the promotional obligations that you need.”
For their April 2022 fight, Dillian Whyte engaged in virtually zero promotion for his bout with Tyson Fury until about ten days prior due to the 20% split he was on which he was unhappy with. Shalom does not want to risk the same fate.
Wardley previously claimed the offer made by Shalom for him to face Clarke was less than the purse he got to fight Michael Coffie this April. Shalom has refuted such an idea, “That’s just not true”.
“We’ve even offered yesterday a standalone fight figure for this fight, a huge number” Shalom made another offer to Wardley for the bout on Wednesday, a proposal which he believes would be by far the biggest payday of Wardley’s career.
Fabio Wardley has already responded to those comments in this tweet: