Frazer Clarke will face seasoned heavyweight, Mariusz Wach, on June 16 at York Hall.
The Olympic Bronze Medalist has been in the headlines recently after a well-publicised feud with British champion, Fabio Wardley, fizzled out with no fight.
Clarke had lobbied for a shot at Wardley’s belt, and was subsequently ordered to challenge for it by the British Boxing Board of Control. Purse bids were scheduled but, on the day they were due to take place, Clarke was pulled out of the process by his promotional company, BOXXER.
Both fighter and promoter, Ben Shalom, took flack from boxing fans in the aftermath, and Wardley’s side expressed extreme disappointment as to how the situation was handled.
Shalom defended the decision, saying that they would take the fight on Clarke’s terms and admitted he wanted his fighter to be scheduled to fight ten-rounds before jumping into a domestic title contest.
Local heavyweight, Harry Armstrong, was previously tipped to be the next opponent, but Clarke – who has built up a 6-0 record – told Boxing Social not long after the controversy that that wouldn’t be the case.
It has now been announced that Poland’s Wach will fill the opposite corner in June. The 36-9 heavyweight with 19 KOs has been a regular feature on the scene to provide rounds to up and comers.
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He’ll enter the ring on a run of three losses – Hughie Fury, Arslanbek Makhmudov and Kevin Lerena. Wach is recorded to fight on June 3 in his home country, but that’s set to be canned in favour of the Clarke bout in London.
Wach turned pro back in 2005, and has fallen short against the likes of Wladimir Klitschko (world title challenge), Alexandr Povetkin and Dillian Whyte. Notable victories came against Christian Hammer and Kevin McBride.
The fight will feature on the undercard of Adam Azim versus Aram Fanyan.