Prizefighter Cruiserweights II line-up announced

Herbie Hide(photo M.A. Sayer)- PRIZEFIGHTER returns later this month with former WBO heavyweight champion Herbie Hide among the contenders in the second cruiserweights competition. Prizefighter Cruiserweights II takes place on Friday, April 30 at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, east London. Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport’s Managing Director, was expecting another great night of boxing entertainment. He said: “Boxing in the UK is buzzing right now and we are delighted to announce the next instalment of the Prizefighter Series with the Cruiserweights on April 30th.

“Seven of the leading UK contenders will be trying to capture the crown but to do so they will have to take out the number one WBC contender and favourite to win Prizefighter Herbie Hide.”

Hide, who at 38 is the oldest of the eight men taking part, will be the bookmakers’ favourite but that has not been a guarantee for success in previous Prizefighters..

Once again £32,000 will go to the winner of the one-night tournament that has thrilled and excited boxing fans both in the packed arenas and watching live on Sky Sports.

Other contenders include former Commonwealth champion Darren Corbett, Mark Krence, who has fought for the British heavyweight title, and hard-hitting veteran John Anthony.

As always, there will be a number of highly-rated prospects looking to have a career-changing night by winning Prizefighter.

Jon-Lewis Dickinson is undefeated from his five fights, while Wayne Brooks, Zahid Kahut and Leon Williams are hoping to catapult themselves into the boxing big-time on Friday, April 29.

This will be the 11th Prizefighter event and previous winners have gone on to fight for British, Commonwealth and European titles.

Audley Harrison won Prizefighter Heavyweights III in October and claimed the European championship last Friday.

Tickets cost £35 and £60 and are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900. The full show will again be broadcast live and in HD on Sky Sports.

Prizefighter Cruiserweights III

Friday, April 29
York Hall, Bethnal Green, east London.

The eight contenders

Name: John Anthony
Age: 35
Home town: Doncaster
Professional record: Won 7 (5 by KO), Lost 11, Drawn 0. Total 18
Achievement: Only been stopped twice

Name: Wayne Brooks
Age: 23
Home town: Cardiff, Wales
Professional record: Won 5 (2 by KO), Lost 2, Drawn 2. Total 9
Achievement: Fought for Welsh Light-Heavyweight Championship.

Name: Darren Corbett
Age: 37
Home town: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Professional record: Won 28 (16 by KO), Lost 5, Drawn 1. Total 34
Achievement: Former Commonwealth Champion.

Name: Jon-Lewis Dickinson
Age: 23
Home town: Birtley, County Durham
Professional record: Won 5 (0 by KO), Lost 0, Drawn 0. Total 5
Achievement: Undefeated.

Name: Herbie Hide
Age: 38
Home town: Norwich / Hamburg, Germany
Professional record: Won 48 (43 by KO), Lost 4, Drawn 0. Total 52
Achievement: Former WBO Heavyweight Champion.

Name: Zahid Kahut
Age: 34
Home town: Batley, Yorkshire
Professional record: Won 4 (0 by KO), Lost 1, Drawn 0. Total 5
Achievement: Never been stopped.

Name: Mark Krence
Age: 33
Home town: Chesterfield
Professional record: Won 24 (6 by KO), Lost 7, Drawn 0. Total 31
Achievement: Fought for British Heavyweight Championship.

Name: Leon Williams
Age: 26
Home town: Streatham, London
Professional record: Won 4 (2 by KO), Lost 1, Drawn 0. Total 5
Achievement: Never been stopped.

Article posted on 14.04.2010

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