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Frazer Clarke bad-mouths Fabio Wardley… calling the reigning champion a 'delusional', 'c***', 'p***' ahead of their 'Bad Blood' showdown at the O2

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British heavyweight boxer Frazer Clarke has bad-mouthed his upcoming opponent Fabio Wardley, branding his fellow fighter as a ‘delusional’, ‘c***’, ‘p***’. 

Clarke and Wardley will collide in a ‘Bad Blood’ showdown for the British and Commonwealth Titles on Sunday, March 31st at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports in the UK.

Reigning champion Wardley is on an incredible 16-fight KO streak and steps back into the ring after dismantling David Adeleye on the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou undercard on October 28 in Saudi Arabia. 

However, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bronze Medallist Clarke – who is just eight fights into his promising professional career – has down played Wardley’s achievements, calling him a ‘delusional’, ‘c***’, ‘p***’. 

When asked what three words he would use to describe Wardley, Clarke said: ‘Delusional, c***, p****.’ While Wardley called Clarke: ‘Intelligent, laboured and soft’. 

*Fabio Wardley vs Frazer Clarke takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday, 31st March live on Sky Sports from the O2 Arena. Watch the full episode here.*

British boxer Frazer Clarke (above) has bad-mouthed his upcoming opponent Fabio Wardley

Clarke branded his fellow heavyweight star, Wardley (above) as a 'delusional', 'c***', 'p***'

British boxer Frazer Clarke has bad-mouthed his upcoming opponent Fabio Wardley

Wardley will put his British and Commonwealth titles on the line against Clarke on March 31

Wardley will put his British and Commonwealth titles on the line against Clarke on March 31

The pair were then asked to describe themselves, with Clarke saying he was: ‘Vicious, driven and hungry’. While Clarke said he was: ‘Proven, resilient and powerful.’  

The two British stars will settle their feud at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday March 31 – with the likes of Viddal Riley, Ben Whittaker and Callum Simpson featuring on the undercard. 

A potential heavyweight clash between the two British stars had been mooted for last year after the pair were officially ordered to meet by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) on April 13, 2023.

The board also issued a notice, ordering the fight to take place by the end of September 2023. However, Clarke was pulled out of the purse bids by his team – leaving the 32-year-old heavyweight furious. 

Boxxer CEO and Clarke’s promoter Ben Shalom took to social media to say they had offered Wardley a career-high payday and that they decided to walk away when he rejected the deal. 

However, Wardley snapped back at Shalom, saying: ‘No they haven’t, they offered me less than I got for my last fight. Tell Ben/BOXXER to post the number offered and I’ll post my last purse invoice.’ 

Shalom went on to say he was eager for Clarke to have a 10-round warm-up fight before going into the 12-round British title bout – stating his didn’t feel comfortable ‘slinging’ the heavyweight into a fight of that magnitude. 

He said: ‘The reason why we pulled him out the bid is he’s fought [scheduled] six-rounders up until now. His last fight went two rounds. We’re not going to sling him in. [If it went to purse bids] you’d have to be taking a 12-rounder potentially in three weeks’ time, with no preparation.

The pair had been slated to meet last year but ended up Wardley instead fought David Adeleye while Clarke fought David Allen

The pair had been slated to meet last year but ended up Wardley instead fought David Adeleye while Clarke fought David Allen

‘It’s not that he won’t beat Fabio Wardley, he’d beat Fabio Wardley on his first fight. But he’s not going to be fighting a 12-rounder in three weeks’ time. So that’s why we’ve made the offer. He will be doing a 10-rounder first and we’ve made an offer to Fabio to take the fight [after].

‘It’s best for him to have a 10-rounder before he fights his first 12-rounder. Everyone that’s ever put on a pair of gloves, or ever trained a fighter will tell you, you don’t go from a six-rounder to a 12-rounder overnight, regardless of the quality of opponent.’

With no agreement made, both fighters went their separate ways. However, both Wardley and Clarke made it clear they wanted to fight each other further down the line. 

As a result, Clarke sat ringside in Saudi Arabia to watch Wardley retain his British heavyweight title and win the WBO European and vacant Commonwealth titles against David Adeleye before calling his fellow Brit out.

Shortly after that fight, Wardley and Clarke returned to the negotiating table and agreed to fight on March 31 – officially announcing their clash at the Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez card in London. 

Viddal Riley will returns to action against Mikael Lawal following a shut-out points win over Nathan Quarless to capture the English Cruiserweight Title last September at York Hall. 

While future boxing superstar Ben Whittaker returns to action after becoming a social media sensation with stoppage win over Khalid Graidia on the Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez undercard. 

Future boxing superstar Ben Whittaker returns to action after becoming a social media sensation with stoppage win over Khalid Graidia on the Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez undercard

Future boxing superstar Ben Whittaker returns to action after becoming a social media sensation with stoppage win over Khalid Graidia on the Joshua Buatsi vs Dan Azeez undercard

Viddal Riley will returns to action against Mikael Lawal following a shut-out points win over Nathan Quarless to capture the English Cruiserweight Title last September at York Hall

Viddal Riley will returns to action against Mikael Lawal following a shut-out points win over Nathan Quarless to capture the English Cruiserweight Title last September at York Hall

Fabio Wardley vs Frazer Clarke takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday, 31st March live on Sky Sports from the O2 Arena. Tickets are available from Boxxer.com.