Olympic bronze medalist, Frazer Clarke will make his much-anticipated skilled debut on the undercard of Amir Khan’s conflict towards Kell Brook on February 19 on the AO Area, Manchester, dwell on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
Clarke, who captained Staff GB finally summer season’s Tokyo Olympic Video games introduced shortly afterwards that he meant to hitch the skilled ranks within the heavyweight division.
The Burton man signed a administration cope with long-time buddy and sparring accomplice, Anthony Joshua’s 258 MGT in November earlier than inking a promotional cope with Ben Shalom’s BOXXER final month and Sky Sports activities.
“I’m delighted to be making my debut on such an enormous evening for British boxing,” Clarke stated.
“Each Amir and Kell are legends so to be on their undercard is superb.
“Burton is my dwelling city and a spot I really like, however Manchester holds a particular place in my coronary heart, so to start out my journey in entrance of their followers is particular.
“Coaching goes nice and I’m 100% targeted on placing on a spectacular and entertaining present for everybody within the execs.”
The 30-year-old has joined up with coach Angel Fernandez, a key member of Joshua’s staff, at his Loughborough coaching base forward of his first bow, which is topic to licensing by the BBBofC.
Shalom is eager for Clarke to capitalise on his lofty beginner profession, which additionally noticed him declare gold on the 2014 Commonwealth Video games and is focusing on a fast rise by the paid ranks, just like his former GB teammate, Joe Joyce who’s on the cusp of a world title shot after 13 straight wins.
“Frazer must transfer as shortly as Joe, who’s now 35 and is in world title competition,” Shalom told Sky Sports.
“By the point Frazer is 35, we’d be very dissatisfied if he hasn’t already had a world title struggle.
“He must transfer shortly within the subsequent few years but in addition fastidiously.”
“We have been all so thrilled when Frazer signed an unique cope with BOXXER to showcase each his abilities and persona on our enormous platform,” Adam Smith, Sky Sports activities Head of Boxing Improvement stated.
“We’ve constructed all of the British heavyweight stars on Sky Sports activities and can do every thing we will to assist Frazer turn into the subsequent one.
“The Staff GB Captain has the expertise, minerals and recognition to attraction to a cross over viewers and the massive Khan-Brook present in Manchester on February nineteenth is the right stage for the launch of his engaging skilled journey.”
Freddie Cunningham, Managing Director at 258 MGT, stated: “As captain of the Staff GB Boxing staff and given his achievements as an beginner, Frazer deserves the most important doable platform for his debut and Khan v Brook is that.
“Frazer has an awesome arrange at Loughborough and might be in nice form for his professional debut.”