BRITISH TITLE CONTENDER Lennox Clarke is looking forward to a bright future in boxing as the new British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Champion and having signed promotional terms with Frank Warren.
Clarke, 29, turned professional in November 2013 and since clocked up 19 wins (seven KOs), with a single defeat and a draw. He won the vacant IBO Continental title in December 2017 by beating English title challenger Jahmaine Smyle before challenging for the British and Commonwealth belts in November of last year against Lerrone Richards in Birmingham, where he was deemed to have lost via a split decision.
“It is a great opportunity for any fighter to get the backing of a Hall of Fame promoter,” stated Clarke, who is named after Lennox Lewis. “It is massive to have the backing of a television platform as well.
“I am ready to go because I have done my probation and apprenticeship period. I will fight any super middleweight in the country or in the world because I believe I am the best at domestic level, by far, and I will beat anyone. So I am ready.
“Like I have told Francis (Warren), I will fight anyone because I am the best in Britain. I mean business and I don’t play around. Even in sparring I don’t play. It is a very hard sport that you can’t play around in and I am very serious. When I go in that ring I put 110 per cent on the line. I give it my all and I guarantee the fans a good night watching me in the ring.
“I am fully fit now and hurting people in sparring. People don’t want to come back and spar me again now. I promise you I am gonna bring it in the ring.
“I have got a young daughter, my missus, and when I am in the late stages of camp I am not the nicest person to be around while I am waiting to go. My missus and daughter have to live the fighter lifestyle as well.”
Promoter Frank Warren added: “I am delighted to sign Lennox and have him on our books.
“The great thing about signing fighters like Lennox is the willingness to fight absolutely anybody and to jump straight into big fights. There is no building wanted and none required. The learning fights are done with and it can be title fights and 50-50s all the way.
“I am looking forward to getting moving with Lennox, who joins a number of other fighters on our books from the Midlands and East Midlands region.”