Cheavon Clarke vs Ellis Zorro Vacant British Cruiserweight Title

The upcoming rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall on May 25th in Leeds just got even more exciting with the addition of a thrilling undercard bout. Cheavon Clarke is set to face off against Ellis Zorro for the vacant belt in what promises to be a showdown to remember.

Originally slated to take on British cruiserweight champion Isaac Chamberlain, Clarke's plans took an unexpected turn when Chamberlain vacated his title mere hours before the purse bid. Nevertheless, the 33-year-old Clarke, with a record of 8 wins and 0 losses, including 6 knockouts, has shown tremendous potential, highlighted by his impressive performance in the Round of 16 in Tokyo, where he faced eventual bronze medalist Abner Teixeira. Despite the setback, Clarke has continued to impress, competing approximately once every four months and proving himself worthy of stepping up in competition.

His opponent, Ellis Zorro, enters the ring with a record of 17 wins and 1 loss, with 7 knockouts to his credit. While Zorro may trail slightly behind Chamberlain in the UK's competitive domestic cruiserweight scene, his skills are not to be underestimated, despite a one-round defeat to Jai Opetaia last December.

In addition to this exciting matchup, Matchroom has also announced another compelling fight featuring Gary Cully against Francesco Patera. Cully, aiming to bounce back after a devastating knockout loss to Jose Felix Jr last year, faces Patera, who, despite a tough outing against Keyshawn Davis, remains a formidable opponent with a record of 29 wins and 4 losses, including 11 knockouts.

With these captivating matchups on the horizon, fight fans can expect an unforgettable night of boxing action in Leeds.

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