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Fabio Wardley Considers World Title Bid

Fabio Wardley, fresh from a thrilling draw with Frazer Clarke for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles, is contemplating bypassing a potential rematch in favor of pursuing a world title opportunity.



Fabio Wardley


The "Bad Blood" clash between Wardley and Clarke on March 31 was hailed as one of the most exciting domestic fights in recent memory, with both fighters leaving everything in the ring. Despite the judges scoring the bout a draw, Wardley is now weighing his options for his next move.


"I think I'm sixth with the WBO, 10th with the WBA, 15th maybe with the WBC," Wardley stated. "I'm in the mix for all of them to be honest. So this is the other question in terms of obviously when people ask about the rematch and stuff."

Wardley's status as a free agent following his split from Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn has opened up new possibilities for his career. While Clarke's promoter has suggested Johnny Fisher as an alternative opponent, Wardley believes it might be premature for Fisher to face him or Clarke.


"I don't think he's there just yet," Wardley commented on Fisher. "I wouldn't like Eddie [Hearn] to over-push him and push him too far. I think he needs to go through a couple of proper fights; proper tests; be in with a real competitor."

Wardley's journey to the top of the heavyweight division has been unconventional, having started his boxing career in white-collar boxing. Despite his non-traditional path, Wardley has found success in the professional ranks and hopes to inspire others to follow in his footsteps.


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