RYAN CLARK’S punishing schedule shows no sign of letting up after the 20-year-old agreed to three fights in the next 22 days.

Clark begins his bruising period tonight when he faces Michael Norgrove at Bethnal Green, in London, and rounds off his programme with a bout against unbeaten Preston grappler, Mick Hall on July 11.

Sandwiched in between that is arguably the most eye-catching contest of the three, with Clark (1-12-2) going up against former Commonwealth Super Featherweight champion and British title contender, Craig Docherty.

“I don’t know too much about him but I know he has a good pedigree,” said Clark.

“He has fought for British and European titles at Super-featherweight and the Celtic title at lightweight, so it is going to be tough.

“He has taken on some good lads in Alex Arthur and Michael Gomez and is an experienced campaigner.”

Clark has only recorded one win in his professional career to date but is building up a reputation as a tough cookie in the ring, who is hard to beat.

He would like more victories to his name and cited ‘boxing politics’ for some of his misfortune so far, but despite this, has no intention of throwing in the towel.

“I gave away ten pounds in my last fight (against Joe Hockenhull) and I beat him every round,” recalled Clark.

“The referee would not stop the fight and he ended up giving the decision to the home boxer.

“I was fuming, my trainers were fuming, but that’s boxing for you.

“It’s politics at the moment, not a sport and I have got to knock out my opponents to stand any chance of winning.”

Clark still holds the proud record of never having been stopped and revealed that this toughness meant he was able to take on so may fights in such a short space of time.

“I have just had my brain scan and everything is sound,” revealed Clark.

“The British Boxing Board of Control are satisfied with me, but it would be different if I was getting stopped, as you then receive an automatic 28-day ban.”
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