British heavyweight, Frazer Clarke, has made his prediction ahead of this weekend’s battle for the British title, between defending champion, Fabio Wardley and former sparring partner of Tyson Fury, David Adeleye.
Despite no amateur fights to his name, Wardley has had a fast rise in the professional ranks, winning all sixteen of his fights, with fifteen of those via stoppage.
The Ipswich man won the British title last November, in a career-best performance against Nathan Gorman, who was pulled out by his corner in the eighth round. He now makes his first defence in arguably his toughest test to date.
Like Wardley, Adeleye has also knocked out all but one of his opponents, boasting twelve wins and eleven inside the distance on his undefeated record. ‘Big D’ defeated Dmytro Bezus back in February to become the WBO European heavyweight champion, before defending it against Emir Ahmatovic in June.
With fans split as to who will come out on top in arguably the fight of the night on paper, Clarke, who was famously pulled out of the chance to challenge Wardley for the title, offered his opinion to Boxing News.
“I will be there, ringside. It’s my division, it’s what I am chasing, so it makes sense to keep a keen eye on it and that’s what I’ll be doing.”
“I think Fabio wins, good fight, I’ve said it before it’s like a novice final, an under 10’s final. Yeah, it should be entertaining.”
Clarke is expected to face the winner, now that he has boxed a full ten-rounder against Mariusz Wach and also added the well-respected, Dave Allen, to his résumé.