Cheavon Clarke signed a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in January 2022 and enjoyed a perfect first year as a professional with four fights and four wins by way of stoppage.
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.
Trained by Sam Mullings at Churchill’s Boxing Club in South London, Clarke 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.
Clarke ended his maiden year as a pro by stopping Jose Gregorio Ulrich on his feet with a brutal uppercut on the undercard of Dillian Whyte-Jermaine Franklin in November 2022.
'C4' moved to 5-0 in a great learning fight against late-replacement Israel Duffus on the undercard of Leigh Wood-Mauricio Lara in Nottingham in February 2023, going 10 rounds as a professional for the first time.
Into a final eliminator for the British Cruiserweight Title on the undercard of Sunny Edwards-Andres Campos in April, Clarke turned in arguably performance of the night. He looked mean and spiteful against David Jamieson and took him out within five rounds after another trademark uppercut to finish.
Clarke took on the hugely durable Vasil Ducar as the chief support to fellow Cruiserweights Jai Opetaia-Jordan Thompson in September and romped to a landslide points victory to claim his first title as a professional.