Frazer Clarke will make pro boxing debut on Amir Khan vs Kell Brook undercard after Olympian signs with Anthony Joshua

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Frazer Clarke will make pro boxing debut on Amir Khan vs Kell Brook undercard after Olympian signs with Anthony Joshua

Olympic heavyweight bronze medalist Fraser Clarke is set to make his debut on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Klay Brook next month.

The 30-year-old spent more than a decade as an amateur after being overlooked by Team GB at Rio 2016 as they went with Joe Joyce as their heavyweight representative.

Clark won a bronze medal at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games last year

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Clark won a bronze medal at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games last yearcredit: getty

But he finally got his chance in Tokyo last year and took it with both hands as he medaled at the Games – missing out on the gold medal contest due to a poor cut in the semi-finals.

Now that has changed and has already signed with Anthony Joshua’s management team 258 MGT.

He has also agreed a promotional deal with the boxer that will see him fight on Sky Sports.

A sparring partner of Joshua for many years, Clarke will attend the much-anticipated Brooke-Khan show at Manchester Arena on February 19.

He said: “I am delighted to have made my debut on such a big night for British boxing.

“I am 100 percent focused on a great and entertaining show.

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“Aamir and Kyle are both legends so it is wonderful to have them on the undercard.

“Manchester holds a special place in my heart, so it’s special to start my journey in front of their fans.”

Clarke will try to follow in Joshua’s footsteps by becoming the World Heavyweight Champion in the Pro Ranks.

And the Staffordshire-born fighter has set huge goals for himself, starting a new chapter in his career.

He added: “World domination is my plan, but it starts at home.

“You look at all these fighters – Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali – they all have great amateur pedigree, but to be a professional world champion, that is the dream.

“Finally coming here, it’s an amazing feeling. I’m going to do it the right way and I can’t wait to get started.”

Meanwhile, British rivals Khan and Brooke will clash in the main event on February 19.

The pair have been linked with a fight for the best part of a decade, but now finally meet at the end of their careers.

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