Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Frazer Clarke boxing bout STOPPED as Team GB star is left with blood pouring from horror cut at Tokyo Olympics

, Frazer Clarke boxing bout STOPPED as Team GB star is left with blood pouring from horror cut at Tokyo Olympics

FRAZER CLARKE’S Olympics came to an unfortunate end this morning courtesy of a horrific cut – but the Team GB star still managed to secure a bronze medal.

The 29-year-old locked horns with Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in the super-heavyweight semi-finals early this morning.

Frazer Clarke locked horns with Bakhodir Jalolor this morning
The cuts the Burton bruiser suffered in last week’s quarter-finals re-opened

, Frazer Clarke boxing bout STOPPED as Team GB star is left with blood pouring from horror cut at Tokyo Olympics

The doctor takes a look at Frazer Clarke’s lacerations

, Frazer Clarke boxing bout STOPPED as Team GB star is left with blood pouring from horror cut at Tokyo Olympics

A heartbroken Fazer Clarke protests the referee’s decision to call off the fight

But the horrific cuts he suffered in his quarter-final clash with Mourad Aliev last week came back to haunt him as the referee waved off the contest in the third round.

A dejected Clarke protested the ref’s decision to call off the contest.

But the official made the right call as the laceration above the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion’s right eye was sickening.

Clarke was outboxed by the bruising southpaw in the opening round, which he lost on all of the judges’ scorecards.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

But the Burton brawler came roaring back in the second, landing a big straight right that wobbled the Uzbek.

The referee gave Jalolov a standing eight count, much to the frustration of the 27-year-old.

, Frazer Clarke boxing bout STOPPED as Team GB star is left with blood pouring from horror cut at Tokyo Olympics TOKYO OLYMPICS LIVE: All the latest from the Games with our live blog

, Frazer Clarke boxing bout STOPPED as Team GB star is left with blood pouring from horror cut at Tokyo Olympics WHAT’S ON TODAY? Best bits to watch at the Olympics and UK times for your favourite stars

Clarke’s wobbling of Jalolov, however, didn’t impress the judges – with four of them scoring the second in the Ubzebk’s favour.

Clarke’s pre-fight cuts were opened up moments before the end of the stanza and sparked concern from his corner.

The cutmen did their best to stem the bleeding, particularly from the gash above his right eyebrow.

The ref, surprisingly, opted not to wave off the contest after checking the cuts late in the second.

But he called an end to the bout after seeing the sickening injuries worsen moments after the final restart.

After the fight, a heartbroken Clarke said: “It’s not the fairytale that I wanted.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“But I’m proud of myself. I gave a great effort.

“The last six months of my life, I made more sacrifices than in the last 18 years when it comes to boxing.

BETTING SPECIAL – CLAIM £180 IN FREE BETS FOR THE OLYMPICS

, Frazer Clarke boxing bout STOPPED as Team GB star is left with blood pouring from horror cut at Tokyo Olympics

“To get in there with one of the best, it’s a pleasure for me, an hour for me.

“I’m gutted I didn’t do a little bit more. Maybe the game plan I could’ve carried it out a little bit better.

“But I’m proud of myself.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

World Cup 2022

PABLO ZABALETA was one of the best right-backs in world football, winning five major trophies with Manchester City and playing for Argentina as they...

World Cup 2022

SPORTS journalist Grant Wahl has collapsed and died while covering the World Cup in Qatar – just weeks after being detained over wearing a...

World Cup 2022

THREE LIONS mascot Dave the Cat is coming home – after being adopted by England heroes John Stones and Kyle Walker. England heroes Stones...

World Cup 2022

IF HARRY MAGUIRE reckons he can simply rock up and dominate Olivier Giroud, then he will get a shock. Giroud is the perfect team...

World Cup 2022

ENGLAND Wag Annie Kilner kits herself out in a plunging swimsuit — but hopes it’s her partner Kyle Walker who makes a splash tonight....

Boxing

THE BLONDE Bomber Ebanie Bridges steps back in the boxing ring this weekend. And up next is defending of her IBF bantamweight title against...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement