Amateur | Issue | Premium | Jan 14 2020

Cheavon Clarke: ‘Everyone is scared of us now’

GB heavyweight Cheavon Clarke is looking forward to boxing in England for GB for the first time
Cheavon Clarke
Rupert Hartley/GB Boxing

Are you excited for the Olympic qualifier?
I’m excited to go out and perform. We’re in the training process right now, we train, just focus and develop ourselves, get better and when the time comes do what we have to do.

I’m very much looking forward to this event. You know why? Because since I’ve been on the programme we’ve boxed everywhere else in the world, except for at home. It’s an important tournament and where else better to have it than at home?

I don’t know if we get an advantage but I will say this: when we fight a home boxer anywhere else anything 50-50 seems to go to them! So I’m hoping that will be the case here. I’m hoping that the only advantage is every punch we throw, the crowd will be shouting. That will just give you so much of a boost. It’ll be like nitrous in there for you.

 

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