Frazer Clarke remporte le bronze en boxe après l'arrêt du combat contre Bakhodir Jalolov

Frazer Clarke remporte le bronze en boxe après l'arrêt du combat contre Bakhodir Jalolov
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.

Frazer Clarke of Team Great Britain gets a cut in his semi-final

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.”

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