- Fabio Wardley is set to defend his British Heavyweight title against Frazer Clarke
- The domestic grudge match was originally ordered last year but Clarke was pulled out
- Wardley vs Clarke will take place at London’s O2 Arena on March 31 live on Sky Sports
Unbeaten heavyweight rivals Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke will collide in a ‘Bad Blood’ showdown for the British and Commonwealth Titles, it was confirmed on the Buatsi-Azeez broadcast.
Reigning champion Wardley (17-0, 16 KOs) is on an incredible 16-fight KO streak, which has seen him steamroll his way through the domestic division.
The 29-year-old from Ipswich looked at his devastating best last time out when dismantling David Adeleye on the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou undercard on October 28th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bronze Medallist Clarke (8-0, 6 KOs) is just eight fights into his promising professional career.
Last year, ‘Big Fraze’ banked ten valuable rounds against former world title challenger Mariusz Wach before retiring domestic rival David Allen in the sixth round to continue his unbeaten run.
The Backstory Behind Fabio Wardley-Frazer Clarke
In April, the BBBofC officially ordered Wardley to defend his British Heavyweight championship against his then-mandatory challenger, Clarke.
Back-and-forth began between the pair and fans were in store for a terrific build-up preceding an all-action Heavyweight fight.
Ben Shalom, BOXXER CEO, insisted that Wardley was a promotional free agent, not contracted to Matchroom and that they were in talks with Wardley’s team to stage the fight on a BOXXER/Sky show and would continue in their attempt to make a deal before purse bids on May 10.
A deal was not reached and BOXXER withdrew Clarke from the bids, much to the disappointment of British fight fans.
Shalom insisted that Clarke wasn’t ready for the fight and he wanted a ten-rounder on June 10 before going into a British title fight.
The BOXXER CEO then revealed to iFL TV that he would make Wardley a one-fight offer to face Clarke later in the year. “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?
Wardley vs Clarke Date
Sunday, March 31st at The O2 in London
Wardley vs Clarke TV Channel
Live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA.
Wardley vs Clarke Press Conference
Wardley and Clarke will come face-to-face again at a launch press conference on Wednesday, February 7th in London.
Wardley vs Clarke Tickets