Frazer Clarke addressed the fans on the matchmaking for his third pro victory after it took a worse battering than his opponent in the aftermath.
Clarke stopped a hopeless Pencho Tsvetkov in 65 seconds of the first round. A solid mismatch criticized by fans.
The Olympic Bronze Medalist destroyed Tsvetkov, who had a solitary taste of Clarke’s power and instantly realized he didn’t want to be in the ring with him.
Frazer Clarke reaction
Fans’ reactions said it all.
“This is exactly why MMA/UFC has overtaken boxing in recent years. Matchmakers should be ashamed,” said one.
Another added: “The matchmaking is getting worse from BOXXER. I feel sorry for Frazer Clarke.
“Most importantly, the fans that pay their hard-earned money for tickets, hotels, etc.”
Clarke wanted to swiftly move his thoughts on to the fourth opponent of his career, who will hopefully provide more of a contest.
“I am fuming sitting here. First, I want to apologize to everyone who came and paid good money to watch me.
“People have traveled up from Burton and all over the country. I have to say that is unacceptable.
“It’s not my fault. There is nothing I can do about it. People have got to do better. It is as simple as that.
“I apologize to everyone here. I apologized to my opponent. He should not be in the ring with me. It’s dangerous. It is what it is. It’s done now.
“We both got out safe. Go back, pack my bags, go home and get back in the gym. But I can’t take that anymore.
“I’m fuming with myself. I took two stupid jabs. I need to be better.”
When turning pro, the consensus was that Frazer Clarke needed to be moved quickly on the back of an Olympic medal.
The truth is, if he got moved any slower, he’d be static.
Further results from BOXXER:
Frankie Stringer def. Karl Sampson PTS 40-36
The first Liverpool native on the card took a composed victory against a fast-moving, elusive southpaw in Karl Sampson to take the second victory of his professional career.
Stringer consistently held the center of the ring and walked Sampson down with cannon-like jabs, but Sampson remained notably hard to pin down.
Stringer grew into the fight as it continued, finding more success in the third and fourth rounds when Sampson started to slow.
He finished strong and claimed victory in every single round on the referee’s scorecard.
Clark Smith def. Petar Aleksandrov – PTS 40-36
A measured, intelligent debut from the ‘Manchester Mexican’ Clark Smith against an experienced opponent in Aleksandrov.
He threw neat, straight shots from the southpaw stance throughout the fight.
Smith used long jabs and straight left hands throughout the fight to hit Aleksandrov without allowing the tough Bulgarian to land anything in return.
Smith showed some impressive punch variety in the final two rounds, working uppercuts and combinations into his output to finish the fight in serious style.
This debut has put boxing on notice as to how good Clark Smith has the potential to be.
Musa Moyo def. Diego Costa – PTS 58-56
Musa Moyo overcame an undefeated opponent in Diego Costa in a brutal, six-round fight.
Both men consistently landed shots throughout the fight, with Muyo being the more elusive of the pair. At the same time, Diego Costa brought formidable punch power.
Both men succeeded in this even fight, reflected in the referee’s close scorecard to decide the winner.
They will have won a lot of fans with their performances tonight.
The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.