Gary Sykes Prizefighter favorite
With last week’s big boxing night leaving a lot to be desired! and fan’s still delusional with Audley Harrison ‘s no show against David Haye. The Prizefighter series returns on Saturday night to wet the boxing appetite again.
It was Haye and Harrison who performed the draw for the tournament ahead of their world title clash in Manchester, that ended in controversial circumstances when Harrison could only muster a jab in his challenge for Hayes title, before getting knockout in round 3.
Harrison’s the Prizefighter Heavyweights III event in October 2009 which got his career back on track and helped him get his title shot against Haye. Haye and Harrison drawn the following four quarter-finals.
Gary Sykes the current unbeaten British champion and betting favorite to win the trophy, will face former British and European title challenger Scott Lawton in the opening round of Saturday’s tournament.
Mongolian Warrior Choi Tseveenpurev, who recently made a music video called ‘Choi Sings Prizefighter-The Album’ where he sings about his opponents in the competition, will kick off the Prizefighter Super-Featherweights tournament on Saturday evening against Brighton fighter Ben Murphy.
The winner of that opener will face either Prizefighter Lightweights semi-finalist Gary McArthur or former WBU title holder Derry Matthews – Choi having defeated Matthews in April 2008 to take his WBU belt.


‘Choi Sings Prizefighter-The Album’


The bottom half of the draw sees Sykes facing Lawton in the third quarter-final, with a semi-final against Coronation Street actor and former England Commonwealth Games captain Steve Bell or European Lightweight title challenger Gary Buckland going to the victor.
The Prixefighter Quarter Final Draw:
Quarter-Final 1:  Choi Tseveenpurev   vs   Ben Murphy
Quarter-Final 2:  Gary McArthur   vs   Derry Matthews
Quarter Final 3:  Gary Sykes   vs   Scott Lawton
Quarter-Final 4:  Steve Bell   vs   Gary Buckland
The 15th edition of Barry Hearn’s eight-man, one night Prizefighter tournaments will be live on Sky Sports this Saturday, November 20.
Tickets for Prizefighter Super Featherweights are available now at £35 (unreserved), £60 (ringside) and £100 (VIP) – call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900..



Steve Bell
Thespian and fighter Steve Bell will be making an appearance as a boxer on the comeback trail, in the latest Super-Featherweight Prizefighter tournament.
But it wont be a method acting role that Bell will be embarking on, he will be playing the part of his alter ego, a pugilist, where the stage is canvas, the pain and punches will not be those of fiction, but real in the toughest game of all, when he ‘cracks the boards’ in a competitive line-up of Prizefighter contenders. Read more…
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