Frazer Clarke takes on former world title challenger Mariusz Wach in a headline heavyweight contest on BOXXER’s card at London's York Hall on Friday night.
It marks a step up for the unbeaten Big Fraze, who has made a perfect start to his professional career, winning all of his opening six contests.
The Burton boxer enjoyed a long and illustrious amateur career and Clarke is now looking to make his move in the paid ranks.
Wach has been in with the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte in an extended career that has stretched 46 fights but the Pole is a 15/2 underdog on Friday night.
Clarke is 1/16 to win the bout and it’s expected that the Burton boxer will make it seven victories on the bounce at the York Hall.
|What||Frazer Clarke v Mariusz Wach|
|Where||York Hall, London|
|When||From 22.30, Friday 16th June 2023|
|How to watch||Sky Sports Action|
|Odds||Frazer Clarke 1/16, Mariusz Wach 15/2|
The bout will take place on Friday 16th June 2023.
The televised action gets underway on Sky Sports at 19:00, while the feature event between Clarke and Wach is likely to start at 22:00.
Exact times will depend on the duration of previous undercard bouts.
The bout will take place at London’s historic York Hall. The east end venue dates back to 1929 and it began hosting boxing events in the 1950s.
The atmospheric setting generates fantastic acoustics and supporters are able to encourage and cheer from the balconies that line the upper level of the building.
There have been many fantastic British title fights at the York Hall, and it’s a venue that is synonymous with the sport and many of boxing’s top performers started their careers in Bethnal Green.
Yes, the contest will be shown live on Sky Sports Action in the UK, with the card being broadcast from 19:00 as part of promotional outfit BOXXER’s latest event.
Clarke is the red-hot 1/16 favourite and it’s not expected that the Burton boxer will lose his unbeaten record against Wach.
The Krakow puncher is rated a 15/2 shot and it would be a big shock if the 43-year-old took victory in London.
Wach is a former world title challenger and Clarke will be looking to get to that level, but there are no belts on the line at the York Hall.
Big Fraze was ordered to face Fabio Wardley for the British heavyweight title, but that fight has been postponed for now and the 31-year-old will be looking to move up the rankings with victory over Wach.
Clarke has a perfect professional record of six victories from six bouts, with five of those coming by stoppage.
However, they have been low-key contests and it is difficult to say that the Burton boxer has achieved anything of real note at this stage of his career.
Big Fraze is better judged on an amateur record that saw him win national, Commonwealth and European titles and the 31-year-old also claimed a bronze medal in the 2020 Olympic Games.
Clarke had many memorable battles with Joe Joyce in the unpaid ranks and both of those fighters are now making moves as professionals.
Wach is as experienced as they come having had 46 professional bouts.
The Viking has won 37 of those contests, with 20 coming by stoppage and victories over Erkan Teper, Tye Fields and Christian Hammer are the standout performances.
However, the 43-year-old has lost four of his last six contests and there isn’t going to be an improvement from the aged heavyweight.
Wach went 12 rounds with Wladimir Klitschko, when challenging for the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles back in 2012, while more recently the Viking has shared a ring with Whyte and Hughie Fury.
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