Press Release: By DAZN – Team GB Olympian set
for pro debut in 2022 January 14, 2022 - Cheavon Clarke has signed a long-term
promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and will make his eagerly
anticipated professional debut at Cruiserweight in 2022.
Born and raised in rural Jamaica, Clarke moved
to England at the age of 11 where he started boxing to keep fit – and it wasn’t
long before he began to make his mark on the amateur scene, winning novice
competitions across the country.
Clarke enrolled onto GB Boxing in 2017,
winning a silver medal at the European Championships in the Ukraine that year
before earning bronze in the men’s Heavyweight category a year later at the
2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
The former amateur standout from Gravesend in
Kent, who is trained by Sam Mullings at Churchill’s Boxing Club in South London,
was selected to represent Team GB at the Tokyo Olympic Games last summer but
was defeated at the last 16 stage by Brazil’s Abner Teixeira.
“I’m delighted to have signed a long-term
promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and I can’t wait to make
my professional debut this year,” said Clarke. “This feels like the
perfect time to get my journey in the pro ranks on the road. As an amateur I
won the ABA title twice, I won bronze at the Commonwealth Games, I won a
European silver medal and I qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. I didn’t achieve
what I set out to achieve at the Olympics. I wanted to win a medal, but I
didn’t – and that wasn’t good enough. It was still a great experience though
and something that I can always say that I’ve done.
“I just like the way the Matchroom shows are.
There’s a legacy behind it. Speaking to people behind the scenes and speaking
to Eddie, it felt right and it was a simple decision. I’ll bring that
excitement and explosiveness, ferociousness and bad intentions. I can do it
all. I can mix it all up. I can give you a bit of the Mike Tyson, a bit of the
Ali, the Roy Jones. Ultimately, I’m Cheavron Clarke. There can only be one of
anybody and I’m just the best Cheavron Clarke I can be. C4Boxing x Matchroom
has been a long time coming!”
“I’m delighted to welcome Team GB Olympian
Cheavon Clarke to the Matchroom Boxing team,” said Matchroom Sport
Chairman Eddie Hearn. “I’ve followed Chev’s progress for a number
of years now and he is a brilliant talent with a powerful personality and story
that will make him hugely popular among fight fans. His vast amateur experience
will allow him to move nice and quickly in the pro game and after debuting soon
in the U.K. he will have the opportunity to box all over the world on DAZN as
we move him towards the Cruiserweight World Championships.”
You can follow Clarke’s journey on
Twitter: @C4CHEV and Instagram: @c4chev
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