THE boxing tournament at the Commonwealth Games has reached the quarter-finals stage. Among the quality performers were Frazer Clarke, who beat host nation super-heavy Toese Vou Siutu on Wednesday (April 10).
“Make no mistake about it, the best of Fraser Clarke is yet to come, you’ll see that in the next couple of days,” the Burton boxer said. “You know what, I think I made it a little closer than it should have been, I felt very good warming up, but when you get in there maybe nerves creep up. Possibly from a big crowd, even though I’ve seen it before sometimes they can get to you. I beat the Australian at 60% I’m only going to get better.”
“I spoke to AJ [Anthony Joshua] he messaged me just after the fight, the same message as always ‘go and do what you have to do.’ We don’t say a lot of words as not that many words need to be said. We train hard like professionals, fight hard. He expects me to return with a gold medal… That’s what it’s all about for me, some people want money, others want fame, I want my picture on the wall in the GB boxing team for the Olympics. I look up there and I see Audley Harrison, David Price, Joseph Joyce and Anthony Joshua. They’re great heavyweights, they’re on the wall and I want to join that list,” he revealed.