Frazer Clarke concluded his first time headlining a professional show with a comfortable ten-round points victory over Mariusz Wach on Friday.
The Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist won every round on referee Mark Bates’ scorecard at York Hall ahead of a potential British title shot later in the year.
Clarke was satisfied with the showing post-fight but admitted he felt the hot atmosphere down the stretch.
“I think I started off well. Definitely faded, I’m not one for excuses but anyone will tell you it’s extremely hot in here and I just felt sapped. There was a lot of things I did right and a lot of things I did wrong.”
The Burton-on-Trent man also took the time to praise his promoter Ben Shalom for opting to schedule the ten-rounds instead of throwing him straight in with British champion Fabio Wardley.
“I just wanna take this chance because I’m a proud man. Well done to Ben Shalom, well done to Will Harvey and 258 for making that decision because I’m not saying I would’ve lost but I could definitely do better.
“I was an eager beaver. People can say I’m an Olympian but those ten, twelve rounds are a lot different.
Shalom also confirmed an offer was already in place for Wardley to defend his crown against Clarke after BOXXER withdrew the former from a scheduled purse bid in May.
“I think Fabio might’ve liked to catch Frazer early but maybe now he’ll want the fight a little less now he’s got those ten rounds in.
“[Clarke will fight next in] September, we’re looking to get him active – a good fighter is an active fighter. He did well and I’m delighted.
Lightweight Caroline Dubois went the distance for just the second time in her seven-fight career, dropping Argentina’s Yanina del Carmen Lescano before outpointing her over eight.
Aaron McKenna also overcame Uisma Lima by unanimous decision over ten at middleweight, while cruiserweight Viddal Riley cemented his dominance over Anees Taj with a fourth-round stoppage in their rematch.
Isaac Chamberlain also beat Dylan Bregeon at cruiserweight on points over eight, while Roman Fury defeated Erik Nazaryan over four in his second pro outing.
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