Having been instrumental in the British Lionhearts’ win over Morocco Atlas Lions at the weekend, super heavyweight Frazer Clarke has been named Boxer of the Week for World Series of Boxing’s fourth week of Season VI.
It was an impressive debut in Casablanca for the 24 year-old Burton boxer who controlled the contest from the outset and delivered a huge right-hander to put opponent Ahmed Bourous on the canvas at the end of the third round. The Moroccan recovered, but the unanimous judges’ decision looked inevitable at the final bell and Clarke’s promising WSB career got off to the perfect start.
Born in 1991, Frazer Clarke began boxing at the Burton Amateur Boxing Club under the tutelage of Richard Joyce, and by 2009 had been crowned English Champion. A year later the youngster won Commonwealth Games bronze, and went on to land silver medals in 2013 at the Bocskai Memorial and the Feliks Stamm Memorial tournaments in Hungary and Poland.
The gold medals eventually flowed a year later as Clarke won first the Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria, then the Tammer Tournament in Finland and the Golden Belt in Romania, fully establishing himself on the international circuit and culminating in a European Union title in Bulgaria in August 2014.
After taking gold at the Rio Boxing Test Event last December, Clarke now has his sights firmly set on qualification for Rio 2016. He will face stiff competition for the super heavyweight spot from fellow Brit Joe Joyce, but with his WSB career off to a flying start, a place at the Games, and indeed a podium finish, look well within his grasp.