OLYMPIC heavyweight bronze medallist Frazer Clarke is set to make his debut on the undercard of Amir Khan vs Kell 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.
But he finally got his chance in Tokyo last year and took it with both hands as he secured a medal at the Games – missing out on the gold medal contest by virtue of a nasty cut in the semi-finals.
Now he has turned over and already signed with Anthony Joshua‘s management team 258 MGT.
He has also agreed a promotional deal with BOXXER which will see him fight on Sky Sports.
A sparring partner of Joshua’s for many years, Clarke will feature on the highly-anticipated Brook-Khan show at the Manchester Arena on February 19.
He said: “I am delighted to be making my debut on such a big night for British boxing.
“I am 100 per cent focused on putting on a spectacular and entertaining show.
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“Both Amir and Kell are legends so to be on their undercard is amazing.
“Manchester holds a special place in my heart, so to start my journey in front of their fans is special.”
Clarke will look to follow in the footsteps of Joshua by becoming a world heavyweight champion in the pro ranks.
And the Staffordshire-born fighter has set huge goals for himself as he begins a new chapter of 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’ve all had great amateur pedigree, but to be professional world champion, that’s the dream.
“Finally to be 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 Brook will showdown 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 in the twilight of their careers.