Wardley vs. Clarke – Sky Sports, Peacock – March 31 – 2 pm ET
Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke are set to throw down in a grudge match dubbed ‘Bad Blood’ for the British and Commonwealth belts, lighting up The O2 in London on a chilly Sunday, March 31st. Catch this slugfest live, with Sky Sports broadcasting in the UK and Ireland, and Peacock streaming stateside.
Wardley, the reigning champ with a pristine record of 17-0, boasting 16 knockouts, has been bulldozing through the local scene like a wrecking ball. At 29, this Ipswich titan showed his ruthless side, dismantling David Adeleye under the glaring lights of the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou undercard in Riyadh last October.
On the flip side, Tokyo 2020’s bronze behemoth, Clarke, with an 8-0 slate and 6 KOs, is the new kid on the block with a promising start. Last year, ‘Big Fraze’ clocked in a solid ten rounds against the seasoned Mariusz Wach before sending David Allen packing in the sixth, keeping his record spotless.
The air’s been crackling with tension as Wardley and Clarke have been on a warpath, each aiming to claim the heavyweight throne of Britain. The feud hit a fever pitch after a purse bid kerfuffle last year.
Clarke was pegged as the mandatory challenger for Wardley’s Lonsdale strap last April, but the purse bid saga saw him stepping back. What ensued was a verbal volley between the two titans, cranking up the heat for their clash on this bank holiday brawl.
Wardley’s all revved up, “I’m over the moon to be topping the bill at the legendary O2. It’s practically my second home. Clarke might be a polished Olympian, but I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve he won’t see coming. Ready to add him to my KO list.”
BOXXER’s head honcho, Ben Shalom, is pumped, “It’s high time we put this ‘Bad Blood’ to bed. We’re all in to bring the most electrifying domestic bouts to the British fans. This heavyweight clash on March 31st at The O2 is not to be missed. After last year’s fiasco, this fight’s been on everyone’s lips. Thrilled to set the stage for Clarke to square off against Wardley, a formidable champ and a force to be reckoned with.”
Alen Babic is set to throw hands with Steve Robinson while the up-and-coming Callum Simpson is ready to show what he’s made of on the undercard of the Wardley vs. Clarke showdown. This tussle, dubbed ‘Bad Blood’, is taking over The O2 in London on March 31st, with live streaming on Sky Sports for the UK and Ireland crew and Peacock across the pond in the USA.
Babic, with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss, and 10 knockouts, is no stranger to The O2, having previously laid waste to Morgan Dessaux, Eric Molina, and Adam Balski. This Croatian powerhouse has earned himself a bit of a cult status on British soil with his knockout spree. However, his flawless streak hit a snag when he went up against Lukasz Rozanski for the WBC Bridgerweight World Title in Poland last year. Now at 33, Babic is itching to get back on the winning track against Newcastle’s own Steve Robinson, who’s sitting at 6 wins, 2 losses, and 4 knockouts.
Simpson, with his unbeaten 13-0 record and 9 knockouts, had a front-row seat to Zak Chelli snatching the British Super Middleweight Title from Jack Cullen in Liverpool this January. The lad from Barnsley is next in line for a shot at the title, but first, he’s aiming to keep his winning streak alive in London, following his unanimous decision victory over Jose de Jesus Macias at York Hall last September.
Get ready for the comeback of ‘The Surgeon’ himself, Ben Whittaker! The guy’s bringing his one-of-a-kind moves to The O2 in London, joining BOXXER’s ‘Bad Blood’ showdown on Sunday, March 31st. Catch all the madness live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA.
Whittaker (6-0, 5 KOs) turned into an online sensation after his flamboyant antics knocked Khalid Graidia out of the ring on February 3rd. The clips went viral, racking up millions of views and grabbing the world’s attention. Now, armed with newfound fame, this Tokyo 2020 Olympic Silver Medallist is ready to steal the show once again, following his victory on the Buatsi-Azeez card at Wembley.
Florian Marku and Chris Kongo are settling their fiery welterweight beef after last year’s explosive press conference brawl. Plus, brace yourselves as Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic goes toe-to-toe with Newcastle’s Steve Robinson, and the rising super middleweight sensation Callum Simpson edges closer to a British Title shot.