Eddie Hearn and Frazer Clarke exchanged words in Cardiff last night over the current standing of a potential fight between Clarke and British heavyweight champion, Fabio Wardley.
Clarke was recently ordered as the mandatory challenger for Wardley’s Lord Lonsdale belt, however eyebrows were raised when BOXXER announced he would be fighting on their London show on June 10.
When the pair met at Joe Cordina vs Shavkhat Rakhimov last night, Hearn let ‘Big Fraze’ know, as captured by IFL TV, in no uncertain terms that Wardley would be looking in another direction if the Olympic bronze medalist does fight another opponent in the summer.
“I know what Frazer wants, we just want clarity, that’s all. We don’t want to fight anyone else other than Frazer Clarke.”
“We just want confirmation that you’re not fighting June 10th, because if you are then we are going to fight someone else.”
“Imagine getting ordered to fight for a world title and then saying “oh can you wait for me?”
Purse bids for the domestic dust up were due to take place on May 10, however this now looks to be in jeopardy.
In response to Hearn’s comments, Clarke simply told him that he does not have final say on whether the fight can happen.
“This ain’t a world title though. You don’t make the rules.”
“What Eddie’s saying there are his rules. Eddie’s a good guy and a good promoter, but he doesn’t make the rules in boxing.”
“Whether I do have another fight before or I don’t, I’m still mandatory challenger for the British title.”
These developments will come as a disappointment to fans, with excitement having grown from the online back and forth between Clarke and Wardley in recent weeks and rumours of Ipswich Town’s stadium hosting the fight.