British heavyweight champion Fabio Wardley has been ordered to defend his title in opposition to 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 top 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 12 months, and improved his document to 16-0 with one other knockout win in opposition to 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 not too long ago stopping Bogdan Dinu after two rounds in March.
Each fighters reacted positively on social media to the announcement, offering encouraging indicators that the combat 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 might 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 rivalry for a shot on the Lonsdale belt.
« Whoever desires it subsequent can get it, » Wardley advised Sky Sports activities Information.
However he added: « So long as they’re straightforward to cope with. They do not make it onerous work. As a result of I am not right here to mess about and bow right down to anybody.
« In the end I am the champion and also you’re coming to me to attempt to take one thing I’ve. So you could be humble in that sense and are available throughout with some humility and hopefully we are able to get the fights made. »