One of boxing’s forgotten men re-enters the spotlight this weekend with redemption on his mind.
In February 2018, Ronnie Clark produced the performance of his career, dropping and outhustling touted Mancunian Zelfa Barrett en route to a stirring, majority decision victory at boxing’s famed York Hall.
That win should have been a career springboard for the Dundee southpaw, but instead he dropped off the scene entirely, disappearing into the boxing wilderness.
This Saturday, 130-pounder Clark (21-4-2, 10 KOs) re-emerges from the shadows when he takes on local hero Sultan Zaurbek (10-0, 7 KOs) in a MTK Fight Night at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The swashbuckling Scot is keen to make up for lost time.
“I am glad to be back in the ring after such a long time out. I am only in this sport for the real fights and to give the fans what they deserve. This is a tough old sport. Due to injuries and family commitments things have been difficult as fighting is my medicine. This is what makes me tick,” said Clark.
“Zaurbek is a very talented fighter with a very high boxing IQ. This will be the fight of the night! If anyone knows me, I never focus on my opponent though, I just focus on myself. I am in no hurry for anything, I have my focus on this fight only.
“I won’t be coming along to just make up the numbers and I am excited to fight over in Kazakhstan. I have only ever heard very nice things about the country.”
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