The British heavyweight title saga has been a talking point within the country over the last month after Frazer Clarke was pulled out of a mandatory fight for champion, Fabio Wardley.
Clarke was installed as challenger for Wardley in what would have been a high-interest domestic clash, with rumours that it could take place at Portman Road, home of Wardley’s beloved Ipswich Town Football Club.
However, Clarke’s promoter, Ben Shalom, pulled his man out of the bout to ensure he was fully prepared for a chance at the Lonsdale belt in future.
Instead, the Olympian will fight on Friday night at York Hall against Mariusz Wach in a ten-round contest.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Eddie Hearn insinuated that it would be an easy night for Clarke and not the test that was proposed.
“It was an eight-rounder, but now it’s changed. I think it’s alright, but look, it’s in York Hall. I mean I love York Hall as a venue but it’s 1,200 people and it’s against Mariusz Wach, who I love and is a lovely gentleman, but he is shot to pieces.”
He went on to reveal that fan-favourite Dave Allen is now a man in high-demand, with both teams considering reaching out to him for a domestic clash.
“As I understand it, they have made Dave Allen an offer for Frazer Clarke to fight him next. We will see, we are also looking at that fight potentially for Fabio Wardley, we’ll see.”
Allen has made a low-key return to the sport since announcing his retirement at the age of 28 back in 2020. He’s expressed an interest in fighting for the British title against Wardley.