Group GB’s super-heavyweight hero Frazer Clarke has signed an unique long-term promotional settlement to enter the skilled ranks with BOXXER and Sky Sports activities.
Clarke will make his highly-anticipated professional debut this yr because the Group GB captain makes an attempt so as to add to an intensive record of novice achievements, which features a bronze medal on the Tokyo 2020 Video games, a gold medal within the 2018 Commonwealth Video games and gold medals within the 2014 and 2018 European Union Championships.
Anthony Joshua – Clarke’s former sparring accomplice at Group GB – will as soon as once more play a key position in Clarke’s boxing profession, this time as a mentor.
Clarke signed with Joshua’s administration label 258 MGT shortly after asserting his intention to show skilled and can profit from his former sparring accomplice’s expertise as he begins his journey within the skilled recreation.
“Signing with BOXXER is very large for me,” stated Clarke. “Since I bought again from the Olympics there’s been a whole lot of curiosity in the place I used to be going to go.
“After weighing up all of the choices and talking to the fellows at BOXXER and Sky Sports activities, I got here to this choice and right here we’re, able to take step one.
“There’s a protracted highway forward of us however I’m greater than keen to be taught. It’s going to be a troublesome activity to get to the place I need to be, to turn into a world champion. However I need individuals to comply with the journey as a result of I’m positive it’s going to be thrilling.
“Anthony Joshua is on the top of the cellphone and he’s a type of folks that’s been there and executed it. I’d be foolish to have entry to him and never use it. Positively that can be a cellphone name I’m wanting ahead to!”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, stated “For the Group GB captain to decide on us as his companions in skilled boxing is a really proud second for everybody at BOXXER and Sky Sports activities. Frazer Clarke is an excellent sportsman and position mannequin and we’re very excited concerning the journey which lies in entrance of us.
“It is a landmark signing for us. Frazer is the subsequent massive factor in British heavyweight boxing and now coming off his success in Tokyo he’s set on profitable main world titles within the skilled ranks. Along with his pedigree, I feel it’s solely a matter of time.”
Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Improvement at Sky Sports activities, stated “Everybody at Sky Sports activities is vastly excited that Frazer Clarke has signed a promotional take care of BOXXER. It’s an enormous announcement in our new period for Sky Sports activities Boxing. I’ve been an enormous fan of ‘Huge Fraze’ for years. He’s a high-class heavyweight with an all-action model, and he’s additionally an incredible ambassador for the game.
“Frazer’s Olympic medal was a becoming reward for Group GB’s incredible captain, who has confirmed himself towards the world’s elite amateurs – and now he launches his professional profession! We at Sky Sports activities can be with Frazer on each step of the journey as he goals to fulfil his ambition of turning into a world heavyweight champion.”
Will Harvey, Head of Boxing at 258 MGT, stated “We’re delighted to have Fraser be a part of Sky Sports activities and BOXXER right now. We’ve got a protracted and profitable working relationship with Sky and to proceed this with Frazer and the BOXXER staff is admittedly thrilling.
“Because the captain of the GB squad, Frazer will little question present worthwhile steering to the remainder of the platform’s steady and it’s nice for him to be aligned with a platform and promotional outfit who match his ambition. We are able to’t wait to get began!”