Olympic medalist Fraser Clark is preparing to storm the professional ranks and insists there is no better prospect in the heavyweight division in the country.
Clark fought his first and only professional fight so far in February, a direct one-round victory over Jake Darnell. He has since recovered from an arm injury, but is determined to return to the heavyweight division.
“Impulse, it’s a huge career as a fighter,” Clark told reporters Sky Sports. “A stop-start was not a good start, but I will be in shape and ready to go.”
He suffered a fracture of Bennett’s thumb, but during his rehabilitation he worked to raise his strength and fitness to another level while training with his strong arm. “Improve your kick, work with your feet,” he said. “You have to find solutions. I did everything sensible that you could do with one hand.”
Clark, an amateur and bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, is adamant that he is the future force in the division.
He believes that his potential and skills are underestimated. “I see a lot of people, for example, insulting me for what I can and can’t do. I don’t want to compare myself to anyone, but when I see what others are doing, there’s nothing I can’t do better than anyone, “he said.
“When it comes to boxing brains, I beat everyone by one mile in the country, most heavyweight to almost world class. I am an absolute crazy student of this game, an amateur and a professional. m jumps over the others. “
He sees no better prospect in the heavyweight division than he does in the country. “There is no one. And I know that. I think people look at the age of 30, and I think he’s not promising, he’s old. I’m far from it. I’m in shape, I’m strong, I still have all my senses for me. I’m actually getting better. “I may have been a slow mountaineer, 25 years old, I wasn’t physically mature, I wasn’t mentally mature, it took me a little longer,” Clark said.
“I know that I am the best promising in the country. In a year I will no longer be promising, I hope to have good victories under my belt and to continue.
“I will hit them clean, I will hit them where it hurts and I can collect my blows,” he warns. “People will be able to see it in time. I hope people like it.
He can’t wait to show off his abilities and is working to be ready for potential battle dates on July 30 or September 3.
“I’m very passionate. I think to be honest, I’m not sure how seriously people take me. I think people think I’m a bit of a gimmick,” said the former British boxing captain.
“I’m not saying I’m the next to come to Mohammed Ali, but I know I’m a good fighter and if I look at what’s going on now, I know I fit into that category very, very easily.” It’s about going out there and doing it. he proves it under the lights. “
Clark has boxed the highest level in the heavyweight division. He even had an amateur clash with Joseph Parker, who would become a professional world champion.
They boxed 12 years ago at a tournament in India and Parker made the decision. “Fraser, you can try to win me over, maybe in the future, we’ll see,” said the New Zealander. Sky Sports News.
“He did very well as an amateur, an Olympic medalist and went on the professional stage and gave everything he had and tried to make some noise,” Parker continued. “He’s been around for a long time, he’s sparring the best in the world for a long time, so I think in the end this could be a battle we could do. But he’s still building his career, he’s still building his victories, he must win more victories and have more battles. “
“I was just a kid,” Fraser said. “I think it was only the second time I got on a plane.
“It was the first time I was away for three weeks, it was the first time I left my parents for so long.
“At that moment there he was nobody, I was nobody, he became a world champion and did great things. So it was good to share the ring before all these years.”
But Clark, of course, wants his revenge. “I have no illusions that I have a long way to go,” he said.
“But I am an ambitious person. You look at Joe’s style, you look at my style, it would be fun, it would be a great battle in the future. He has this victory over me. Everyone who has won over me and I don’t have the victory back, it’s only in me, I’m just the man, it’s nature – you just want to get that victory back. “