Ryan Clark ready to “shut up” Jonjo Finigan once and for all

Posted: May 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
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A buoyant Ryan Clark believes winning his first title has handed him a new lease of life.

This time last year the 22-year-old super-middleweight was simply going through the motions.

Clark was clocking up the miles, fighting every fortnight, and racking up the figures in his losses column.

Suddenly, the Lincolnshire man is a fighter transformed.

An impressive fightback to claim the International Masters belt against Jonjo Finigan, a man with a far superior record to Clark, in Derby last month has fired the latter into the top 20 in Britain.

After being dropped in the first, Clark stormed back in impressive fashion to floor Finigan himself before stopping him in the eighth.

Now, due to bad-mouthing between the pair, it is expected they will do it all again in June for the vacant midlands area title.

“I’ll fight him again no problem and this time I’ll shut him up once and for all,” said Clark who broke the record for most professional fights in a calendar year in 2011 (27).

“This time I will knock him out even quicker. I feel like this is the start for me now and things have changed.”

Despite his young age, Clark has sprinted to 60 fights – winning three, losing 53 and drawing four.

“I sell tickets anywhere, but now I have this title I feel I can start making fights for my benefit – not other people,” said Clark, nicknamed Fearless.

“Nobody scares me. Despite my record I’ve never been beaten bad and nearly all of them are on points. But I have gained so much experience over the last few years and now I’m ready to step it up.

“This is why I had respect for Finigan. He floored me early and nobody floors Ryan Clark. But now he has been saying he should never have lost to me and that he could have carried on in that fight.

“It looks like we’re fighting again in June for the vacant area title and I can’t wait to beat him again.”

The Carl Greaves boxer shot from 42nd in the country to 18th following last month’s victory. Now, a confident Clark is eyeing a spot in the top 10.

“I proved to everyone what I could do if I train in my last fight,” he added. “I am a slow starter in fights and that’s why I have been on the wrong end of results.

“Now I will be having more 10 round fights and if I can get that area belt than I can go on to even bigger and better things.”Image

  1. kevin williams says:

    Great to see an honest journeyman doing well for himself – but he’s gonna get beaten next time !

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