Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke interviews abandoned so fighters can receive medical attention after bloody battle


Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke skipped post-fight ring interviews following their brutal British title battle.

The heavyweight rivals were rushed backstage to receive immediate medical attention after knocking lumps out of each other in a 12-round bloody draw in London on Sunday night.

Wardley and Clarke battled away in a thrilling duel


Wardley and Clarke battled away in a thrilling duelCredit: Lawrence Lustig/ BOXXER

It is custom for boxers to be interviewed in the ring or on the apron immediately after the decision – but neither man was fit to speak with the media.

The Sky Sports commentators confirmed immediately after the contest that Wardley and Clarke would not be speaking about their fight as they required immediate medical attention.

Wardley, who narrowly clung onto his British heavyweight belt, suffered a horrific broken nose that was pouring with blood for the majority of the matchup.

The 29-year-old also fought with a badly swollen eye, but he was still able to land damaging shots that hurt Clarke and even put him on the floor for the first time during his professional boxing career.


Clarke was floored by a flurry of strikes in round five before getting up and taking more damaging shots throughout the 36-minute affair at the O2 Arena.

The Olympic Bronze medallist collapsed to the ground in exhaustion as soon as the fight was over, but thankfully he could get back to his feet to hear the official decision being announced.

Eventually, Clarke did conduct a post-fight interview after being checked and cleared by medical staff at the venue.

“We didn’t bring the title back to the dressing room, so we are a little bit down and gutted,” he said.

Wardley dropped Clarke with a thumping right hand in the fifth


Wardley dropped Clarke with a thumping right hand in the fifthCredit: Lawrence Lustig/ BOXXER
But he had to contend with a horror cut on his nose


But he had to contend with a horror cut on his noseCredit: Lawrence Lustig/Boxxer

“I felt I did enough to win it, even though he had a few good attacks.

“I hope he wants to run it back. If it was as much of a classic as the fans seem to be saying, then the fans deserve to see it again.”

Frazer Clarke kisses Norwich badge and channels Delia Smith in front of Fabio Wardley and angry Ipswich fans

A post-fight interview with Wardley was shared on Monday morning, and fans will be glad to hear that he is also looking to have an immediate rematch with Clarke.

“That was a great fight, and he deserves a rematch,” Wardley said.

“There deserves to be a clearer winner, a lot of people have asked for it. I don’t think I’ll be happy with my career moving on from that draw and just running away from it.

“So, we can run it back, it’s no problem.”



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