Frazer Clarke could fight Fabio Wardley for British heavyweight title this year, says promoter Ben Shalom -Dlight News

Frazer Clarke could fight Fabio Wardley for British heavyweight title this year, says promoter Ben Shalom

Frazer Clarke could challenge Fabio Wardley for the British heavyweight title later this year.

Clarke was a super heavyweight bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics.

He turned professional in 2022 and will have his sixth fight next Saturday when he faces American Rydell Booker, live on sky sports.

If he passes this upcoming test, promoter Ben Shalom may see Clarke fighting Fabio Wardley for the British championship in the coming months.

“He’ll want to fight for a British title this year, without a doubt. Hopefully sooner rather than later,” said BOXXER’s Ben Shalom. sky sports.

“I think they both want that fight, as long as Fabio still has the British title in the near future, I can definitely see that fight happening.”

Wardley stopped Nathan Gorman in November to win the Lonsdale belt.

“Fabio Wardley is currently the British champion,” Shalom said. “I think that’s a fight Frazer wants.

“Frazer thinks he’s at world level. We think he can be at world level. So the British guys he’s going to want to deal with this year.”

“It gets exciting because you’ve got David Adeleye, Fabio Wardley, Kash Ali, some decent domestic fights for him this year and those are fights he’s going to need to get over.

“[Wardley’s] a fight I can see happen this year.”

But Clarke needs to deliver a performance against Booker at the Manchester Arena next weekend.

“I think Rydell is coming to surprise. He’s tough, he’s so experienced that he knows how to deal with someone. Frazer will have to be careful. There’s a lot of pressure on Frazer, given his pedigree,” Shalom said.

“He’s going to have to get through fights like this, but I hope they’re fights he can really learn from when he fights himself on a world level. Rydell Booker is a tough operator. I think it’s his toughest test to date.”

“There is trust there [in Booker] and it should be exciting. I know he’s coming to win,” Shalom added. “This is an opportunity for Frazer to make a statement.

“He wants to be considered at the top of the heavyweight division and in that scene… He needs to make a statement on March 25.”

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