Staff GB’s super-heavyweight hero Frazer Clarke has signed an exceptional very long-expression promotional settlement to enter the experienced ranks with BOXXER and Sky Sports.
Clarke will make his remarkably-anticipated pro debut this calendar year as the Group GB captain makes an attempt to incorporate to an substantial checklist of amateur achievements, which incorporates a bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Online games, a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Game titles and gold medals in the 2014 and 2018 European Union Championships.
Anthony Joshua – Clarke’s previous sparring companion at Workforce GB – will the moment yet again engage in a vital position in Clarke’s boxing career, this time as a mentor.
Clarke signed with Joshua’s administration label 258 MGT shortly just after asserting his intention to flip professional and will advantage from his former sparring partner’s practical experience as he starts his journey in the skilled activity.
“Signing with BOXXER is substantial for me,” claimed Clarke. “Due to the fact I acquired back from the Olympics there is been a ton of curiosity in where I was going to go.
“Just after weighing up all the solutions and talking to the men at BOXXER and Sky Sporting activities, I came to this selection and in this article we are, completely ready to just take the very first action.
“There’s a long road forward of us but I’m more than willing to study. It’s likely to be a hard process to get to the place I want to be, to grow to be a earth winner. But I want people to adhere to the journey due to the fact I’m confident it is heading to be enjoyable.
“Anthony Joshua is on the conclusion of the cellphone and he’s just one of individuals persons which is been there and completed it. I’d be silly to have entry to him and not use it. Certainly that will be a cell phone get in touch with I’m looking ahead to!”
Ben Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, mentioned “For the Team GB captain to pick out us as his associates in professional boxing is a very proud moment for absolutely everyone at BOXXER and Sky Athletics. Frazer Clarke is an excellent sportsman and part model and we are incredibly excited about the journey which lies in front of us.
“This is a landmark signing for us. Frazer is the next huge issue in British heavyweight boxing and now coming off his achievement in Tokyo he’s established on successful significant earth titles in the specialist ranks. With his pedigree, I believe it’s only a subject of time.”
Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Progress at Sky Athletics, said “Everyone at Sky Sports is massively enthusiastic that Frazer Clarke has signed a promotional deal with BOXXER. It’s a massive announcement in our new period for Sky Sports Boxing. I’ve been a substantial lover of ‘Big Fraze’ for a long time. He’s a higher-class heavyweight with an all-action fashion, and he’s also a fantastic ambassador for the activity.
“Frazer’s Olympic medal was a fitting reward for Workforce GB’s excellent captain, who has demonstrated himself towards the world’s elite amateurs – and now he launches his professional occupation! We at Sky Athletics will be with Frazer on just about every stage of the journey as he aims to fulfil his ambition of turning out to be a world heavyweight winner.”
Will Harvey, Head of Boxing at 258 MGT, claimed “We are delighted to have Fraser be a part of Sky Athletics and BOXXER today. We have a prolonged and successful operating connection with Sky and to go on this with Frazer and the BOXXER team is really thrilling.
“As the captain of the GB squad, Frazer will no question provide precious guidance to the relaxation of the platform’s stable and it is great for him to be aligned with a system and marketing outfit who match his ambition. We just cannot wait around to get began!”