The super heavyweight forced a standing eight-count against the towering Uzbek but it was not enough leaving the Team GB star to settle for bronze
Frazer Clarke has won Olympic bronze after a cut stopped him in his super-heavyweight boxing semi-final against Bakhodir Jalolov.
The huge Uzbek’s punishing one-two caused problems from the outset to win the first round unanimously at Tokyo 2020.
But the Équipe GB star rallied and forced a standing eight count against the No 1 ranked opponent.
It was not to be though for Clarke, whose cut around his eye worsened and despite being allowed to continue after one medical check from the doctor, a second prematurely ended the bout.
Clarke admitted he was proud of his journey to Tokyo, telling BBC Sport: “It’s not the fairy tale I wanted , I’m proud of myself, the last six months of my last I made more sacrifices, I thought I could’ve done a bit more maybe. but I’m proud of myself.
“I’m Olympic bronze medalist, never could I have seen myself, I did my best, I go to sleep at night.
“I’m healthy, my family is healthy, I went to the Olympic Games, I can’t ask for anymore.
“I’m still alive, still breathing, a little bit gutted, I’ll have my picture up in Sheffield.
“It’s been a pleasure to captain these guys, great teammates, they’ll be successful. Fantastic group of people.”