Last night at the historic York Hall, broadcasted live on Sky Sports, Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallist Frazer Clarke displayed talent with a flawless (100-90) points victory against seasoned fighter Mariusz Wach.
In just his seventh professional bout, and his first 10-rounder, Clarke executed superb tactical control over the more experienced Wach, who himself is a 47-fight veteran and former unified World Championship contender.
From the opening bell, Clarke made his presence felt. His jab was decisive, his offense diverse. By focusing his jabs to Wach’s head, he masterfully opened up opportunities to deliver damaging body shots. Clarke’s skillful maneuvers not only wore down Wach physically but also exposed his vulnerabilities as the fight progressed.
Wach did manage to sneak in a few successful moves in the middle rounds, exploiting momentary lapses in Clarke’s defense. However, Clarke’s command over the fight never faltered, winning each round comfortably. Even under the sweltering heat and humidity, Clarke kept his momentum as Wach began to show signs of fatigue.
Emerging victorious after 10 rounds for the first time in his career, Clarke now looks poised to vie for major titles in the upcoming year.
After the fight, Clarke shared his thoughts with Sky Sports: “I started strong, but I feel I lost some steam towards the end. While there are areas I need to work on, there’s a lot I did right today. My gratitude goes out to Ben Shalom and 258 for arranging this match. Wach knows how to lock his opponents in, making it tough to break free. But this was a fight I needed.”
Here are the results from the rest of the night’s card:
- Frazer Clarke bested Mariusz Wach – PTS (100-90)
- Caroline Dubois triumphed over Yanina del Carmen Lescano – PTS (80-71)
- Viddal Riley outmatched Anees Taj – TKO Rd 4 (2:36)
- Aaron McKenna overpowered Uisma Lima – UD (100-91, 98-92, 98-93)
- Isaac Chamberlain defeated Dylan Bregeon – PTS (78-74)