17th December 2012

Contenders for the next edition of the Prizefighter Welterweights III have been announced today by promoter Eddie Hearn for the event that will take place at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on January 19.

The first five names lined up for the one night knockout tournament are unbeaten trio Glenn Foot, Dale Evans and Chad Gaynor joined by ‘Notorious’ Nasser Al Harbi and Karl Place. 

This will be the 28th edition of Matchroom Sport’s Prizefighter series, with promoter Eddie Hearn having the tough task of picking the final three names from a list of 20 boxers. 

“I’m glad that we have selected the first five for the tournament but now I am left with a real dilemma with the final three,” said Eddie Hearn.


“The interest has been overwhelming and I have some difficult decisions to make such is the quality of names in front of me.

“What is certain is that the eight fighters in the final line-up will put everything on the line to lift the trophy.”

The eight-man, knockout tournament is part of a great line-up of boxing in the Black Country with Sheffield hot shot Kal Yafai also featuring on the bill, tasting his first action of 2013 as he hunts the big names and titles in the bantamweight division in the next few years. 

Tickets for the Yafai and the Betfair Prizefighter Welterweights III are on sale now from Matchroom Boxing priced at £40 unreserved, £60 ringside and £100 VIP – tickets can be here on Matchroom Boxing’s website or on 01277 359900.