British heavyweight champion Fabio Wardley has been ordered to defend his title towards Frazer Clarke inside the subsequent 5 months.
The British Boxing Board of Management (BBBofC) issued a discover on Thursday ordering the bout to happen by the tip of September, organising a possible thriller between the highly-rated unbeaten pair.
Wardley received the then-vacant tile with a brutal third spherical stoppage victory over Nathan Gorman in November final yr, and improved his document to 16-0 with one other knockout win towards Michael Well mannered-Coffie earlier in April.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Clarke, who was in attendance at Wardley’s newest bout, has been calling for a step up in opposition after easing to victories in his first six skilled contests, most just lately stopping Bogdan Dinu after two rounds in March.
Each fighters reacted positively on social media to the announcement, offering encouraging indicators that the battle is more likely to be made.
Wardley posted the BBBofC assertion on Twitter, with a message of “let’s get it on” to Clarke.
“Sure sir , each needed it and now it is occurring,” Clarke responded. “Let’s settle this within the ring.”
The fighters’ promoters have been given till Might 10 to agree a deal, after which the competition will likely be open to purse bids.
Following his win earlier this month, Wardley had expressed his readiness to defend his British title, with the likes of English titlist Solomon Dacres, and David Adeleye having additionally been in competition for a shot on the Lonsdale belt.
“Whoever desires it subsequent can get it,” Wardley instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
However he added: “So long as they’re simple to take care of. They do not make it arduous work. As a result of I am not right here to mess about and bow all the way down to anybody.
“Finally I am the champion and also you’re coming to me to try to take one thing I’ve. So you might want to be humble in that sense and are available throughout with some humility and hopefully we are able to get the fights made.”
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