Frazer Clarke is having fun with best preparation for his November 12 contest with Kamil Sokolowski, reside on Sky Sporting activities – with the assistance of two of the most important names in heavyweight boxing.
Sokolowski is renowned as just one of the hardest journeymen on the heavyweight circuit and is envisioned to give the Olympic bronze medallist the initially test of his expert profession.
In camp in Loughborough Clarke has been receiving rounds in with stablemate Richard Riakporhe and Commonwealth Video games gold medallist Delectable Orie.
He also travelled to London to teach with Derek Chisora as the latter readies himself for his third battle with Tyson Fury.
And with his possess coaches in Loughborough, Clarke known as on previous heavyweight winner and previous buddy Anthony Joshua to lend him a hand.
“I have arrive for a several days to do some sparring. My coaches have bought other fighters in the fitness center,” Clarke informed Sky Sports. “Why would I not get in touch with him?
“It is rather normal practice, you talk to 1 of your mates to give you a consume, a minimal bit of tips. Nothing at all much more, nothing at all much less. Lace my gloves up, place some pads on, give me a drink, notify me to halt dropping that direct hand and that was it.
“No make any difference what they say, two-time heavyweight winner of the world, unified champion, Olympic gold medallist, say what you want about him,” Clarke included. “I am going to acquire advice from him [rather] than John who’s sat guiding a computer consuming a Big Mac.”
It was great for Clarke. He also thinks it was positive for Joshua. “He loves boxing. It truly is the atmosphere,” he mentioned.
“A boxing health club is a fantastic put to be especially in this working day and age. If you happen to be a boxer and you are not currently preventing at the minute and you happen to be not feeling very excellent or regardless of what, get oneself down the gymnasium, commit some time spherical the lads, aid give a consume, maintain the bag for an individual, it is really very good for you. It is really fantastic for that thoughts.
“It is really group.”
Acquiring some ferocious rounds in with Chisora was in particular valuable for Clarke. “I experience like it can be fantastic timing stylistically to arrive and place the rounds in with Derek,” he spelled out.
“He really took me a total day with him. We experienced sparring and then I went and did an S&C session. Credit score exactly where it is really thanks. That person trains very difficult. Pretty tough.
“It is real. It truly is actual sparring. Large gloves clearly but Derek Chisora can make it as rough and challenging as you want it. He is the first throwback, thoroughbred, rough person and I am understanding a ton from him as perfectly. Not just boxing, just about minor points, becoming in the health and fitness center, undertaking the camp.”
Clarke warns in opposition to discounting Chisora in his challenge subsequent month for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight championship.
“For this fight it is not just the bodily preparation, it’s the mental facet. He’s boxing any person who’s beat him twice, he is not likely in there to embarrass himself. He is definitely placing it in. I know a ton of persons you should not want this combat to go ahead,” Clarke explained.
“But make no mistake about it, Derek Chisora is getting ready like a madman and he will be giving him a hard day.
“It’s not AJ, it truly is not [Deontay] Wilder, it truly is not [Oleksandr] Usyk, where else do you go? He’ll give it as excellent a go as any individual else.”
Placing the time in with substantial calibre fighters is another indicator that Clarke expects to progress speedily. He intends to showcase his quality against Sokolowski and is currently eyeing the British heavyweight title that Nathan Gorman and Fabio Wardley will be battling for afterwards this thirty day period.
“If you imagine I have not looked a Fabio Wardley and Nathan Gorman fighting, I am heading to be at ringside as fascinated as anyone, with a pen and paper and a camera. I will be there. It’s my work as a professional fighter. Not on the lookout forward but on the lookout all around. It can be nature,” he claimed.
“In 2023 if I progress adequately which is the stage we want to be at.”