Heavyweight contender Frazer Clarke has been confirmed to join the star-studded undercard cast for BOXXER’s huge night of boxing in Manchester on Saturday 21st January.
The hard-hitting 4-0 fighter will continue his professional journey at the AO Arena later this month as he bids to establish himself as a title contender over the course of the next 12 months.
He will be up against Argentine heavyweight Kevin Espindola, who has a record of seven wins and six losses from his 13 professional bouts.
The Buenos Aires fighter has however lost his last three fights, including a points loss to Solomon Dacres on the preliminary card of Derek Chisora v Kubrat Pulev 2 last July.
The fight will feature as part of the build-up to the main event of the evening, Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Smith, alongside the likes of Richard Riakporhe, Krzysztof Glowacki, Joseph Parker and London’s Chris Kongo.
Liverpool’s hugely popular ‘Beefy’ Smith, 7/4 to notch a 33rd career victory, heads into the blockbuster PPV headline bout in the form of his life on the back of statement victories over Jesse Vargas, Anthony Fowler and Roberto Garcia.
After his winning BOXXER debut in September, the 34-year-old immediately set his sights on Eubank Jr, another former world champion, as he plots his own path to reclaiming the light-middleweight strap for a second time.
But Eubank Jr, who is the odds-on 2/5 pre-fight favourite, is a man whose name needs no introduction at all, and knows victory is a must if he is to keep his title aspirations intact.
The son of the legendary multiple world champion Chris Eubank, the 33-year-old has successfully carved out his own reputation in the sport, and, like Smith, has his eyes firmly fixed on the 154lb division’s biggest prize in 2023.
Meanwhile, Riakporhe will officially launch his quest for a world title shot when he battles Poland’s former two-time WBO cruiserweight world champion Głowacki.
The undefeated Londoner heads into the dust-up as the huge 1/7 favourite having bulldozed his way into contention to challenge for a coveted crown with three knockouts in his last three fights – and will fancy his chances of extending that KO run to four, which is priced up at 2/7.
Joining the bumper ‘BOXXER: Unleashed’ fight card is hometown favourite Jack ‘One Smack’ Massey, a 5/1 shot, who collides with former WBO world heavyweight champion, Parker (1/7), who was beaten by Joe Joyce last time out, in his own Manchester backyard.
Elsewhere, the British and Commonwealth, IBF European and WBC International Silver Welterweight titles will be on the lines as Ekow Essuman and 14-1 fighter Kongo go head-to-head in a real ‘pick-em’ scrap – a fight in which both fighters are priced up at 5/6.
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Full Fight Card:
|Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Smith|
|Richard Riakporhe v Krzysztof Glowacki|
|Jack Massey v Joseph Parker|
|Frazer Clarke v Kevin Espindola|
|Ekow Essuman v Chris Kongo|
Welterweight title bout
|Scott Forrest v Amine Boucetta|
|Matty Harris v TBC|