Welcome to Suplex City #TKO38
The last time we saw James ‘The Suplex Kid’ Clarke was after his Unanimous Decision victory over Alex Slicer at TKO 37: Rivals back in January. It was at that moment he cut a nearly WWE-style promo that stole the show in terms of mic skills, immediately prompting us to request an interview. It went a little something like:
“I just quit smoking like six weeks ago, this is how important it is to me guys, this is my life now. I’m going to get on a plane on Wednesday, go back to a training camp in Thailand; fuck yeah.”
“All I do is listen to Robin and John on TV all week and wonder when they are going to mention me…Rebel Alliance mother f****** let’s bring it.”
Now if you don’t like that, you don’t like NBA basketball.
After this portion of the interview that likely gained Clarke 1,000 more fans, his next opponent, Jordan Graham arrived sporting a look comparable to that of Jack Gallagher mixed with an Amish, not that it’s a bad thing.
Graham (who will be making his pro debut) relished in his experience in Thailand, stating his fight is going to be a lot tougher than what had just been seen. Despite his boasting, Graham’s amateur record was 6-1 whilst Clarke sported a 13-2 amateur record before going pro.
Right now the fans think Clarke is going to take the win by a 55:45 ratio (via online voting) and I’m hoping that, despite having seen Graham recover from being on his back en route to a victory, James Clarke takes us down to suplex city which I believe will result in a second consecutive unanimous decision victory for Clarke.
James Clarke vs Jordan Graham airs Friday, April 7th at TKO 38 live on Fight Pass.