Fabio Wardley vs Frazer Clarke: What time are they in the ring on Sunday? How can I watch?

Fabio Wardley takes on Frazer Clarke in a major British and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight live on Sky Sports on Sunday; undercard at the O2 Arena features Ben Whittaker, Viddal Riley vs Mikael Lawal, Florian Marku vs Chris Kongo and more

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Fabio Wardley vowed to give his fans a big knockout victory after the first head-to-head of fight week with Frazer Clarke

A spectacular Easter Sunday show is in prospect this weekend when Frazer Clarke challenges Fabio Wardley for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles on March 31 at the O2 Arena live on Sky Sports.

The television broadcast starts from 6pm on Sky Sports Action and from 7pm on Sky Sports Main Event following the Premier League games on Sky Sports with Liverpool against Brighton and Manchester City’s clash with Arsenal.

The first undercard bout will be streamed from 5pm on Sky Sports’ digital and social media platforms with Alen Babic and Steve Robinson colliding in what should be an all-action heavyweight clash.

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The latest episode of ‘The Gloves Are Off’ featuring Wardley and Clarke is available now on the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube channel

After 6pm, Callum Simpson’s bout Dulla Mbabe will be the first contest on the television broadcast.

Viddal Riley will then look to take another step up against Mikael Lawal in their English cruiserweight title fight at around 7pm.

Brilliant light-heavyweight prospect Ben Whittaker returns to action after his spectacular performance in February. He will fight Leon Willings at approximately 8pm.

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Clarke enraged Wardley’s Ipswich fanbase when he visited a match at Portman Road ahead of their big British title fight

Florian Marku and Chris Kongo meet in a fiery welterweight grudge match from around 8.30pm.

Ringwalks for the Wardley vs Clarke main event are expected no later 9.30pm.

But remember, the clocks change on Sunday morning.

What you need to know

Clarke’s professional career stems from a highly-decorated amateur background in which he won bronze at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The former Team GB fighter also previously won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as well as a silver medal at the 2017 European Championships.

The 32-year-old turned professional in 2021 and has since amassed an unbeaten record, his most recent win seeing him force Dave Allen into a sixth-round retirement last September.

Wardley, in contrast, does not come from an amateur background and had just four white-collar fights before entering the professional game in 2017. The Ipswich man has previously stopped the likes of Eric Molina and Nathan Gorman, and is now coming off a career-best seventh-round stoppage win over David Adeleye in Saudi Arabia last October.

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Wardley relives his white-collar fight from 2016. Catch the full episode of Wardley v Clarke Behind the Ropes

Where does the rivalry come from?

Clarke and Wardley have been embroiled in a back-and-forth for the best part of a year since an initial fight between the pair failed to materialise when Clarke did not participate in a mandated purse bid in 2023 for the British title.

Wardley has since accused his opponent of ‘ducking’ him, while Clarke has maintained that the decision had been taken out of his hands as he turned his attention towards gaining experience in 10-round contests against Mariusz Wach and Allen.

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The mind games were in full swing between Wardley and Clarke as the pair came face to face in ‘The Gloves Are Off’

What they say

Frazer Clarke:

“He [Wardley] is overconfident. I think he has every reason to be confident, just look at his record and he’s not put a foot wrong yet.

“He keeps talking that he’s already beaten elite amateurs like Nathan Gorman. With all due respect to Nathan Gorman, he was a decent amateur but was nowhere near elite. That’s just a myth.

“The last win against David Adeleye. He’s a great personality and an up and coming prospect but, realistically, he lost a fight to Kamil Sokołowski, who I had already beat at a canter and I hardly trained for that fight. His [Wardley’s] two or three best wins, they are a bit void.”

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Fabio Wardley:

“I still don’t feel that the fights he’s had since [the purse bid] are of any worth or any real substance to put him in a position where he feels like he should be ready to fight me now. But if he does think that, then we’ll see.

“He knows what happened before with him pulling out of the fight has really affected his reputation. He’s got a lot behind him in terms of aggravation towards me and wanting to set that right. So I welcome it.”

Don’t miss Wardley vs Clarke this Sunday live on Sky Sports.

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