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Midlands to host first Prizefighter of 2012; Aaron-Rose on Saturday; Buxton Promotions & Hennessy Sports sign Cook

Wolverhampton stages 23rd edition of the show on February 11

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce that Prizefighter will head to the Midlands for the first time as the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton plays host to the Light-Welterweights II of 2012 on February 11.

The early line-up sees Wolverhampton’s English and British title challenger Dean Harrison, English Welterweight champion Adil Anwar and Liverpool’s British Lightweight challenger John Watson and undefeated 20-0 rising star Tyrone Nurse all gunning for the £32,000 winner’s cheque.

The 23rd edition of Matchroom Sport’s revolutionary eight-man, one night tournaments live on Sky Sports, with the Light-Welterweight division providing one of the hottest Prizefighters yet back in December 2009 when two World Champions met in the final, with Gavin Rees defeating Colin Lynes.

Hearn is delighted to be taking the show to the atmospheric Black Country venue, which hosts the Grand Slam of Darts – an event Professional Darts Corporation board member Hearn has enjoyed attending over the last four years.

“The response we get when we take Prizefighter out of London is always fantastic and we expect more of the same in Wolverhampton,” said Hearn. “I’ve had some great nights at the Civic Hall for the Grand Slam of Darts and the fans will create a real cauldron of noise on February 11 – it promises to be a great start to the year for Prizefighter.”

For the first time there will be two ‘Prizefighter Prospect’ fights on the night as two of Matchroom Sport’s hot prospects – middleweight Ryan Aston and welterweight Tommy Ghent – look to continue the unbeaten starts to their careers.

Tickets for Prizefighter Light Welterweights II will be on sale from 9am on Monday 5 December from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

Buxton Promotions & Hennessy Sports sign exciting light middleweight Prospect Brandon 'Bad Boy' Cook

TORONTO (November 28, 2011) - Buxton Promotions and Hennessy Sports announced today that they are now co-promoting unbeaten Canadian light middleweight prospect Brandon "Bad Boy" Cook.

The 25-year-old Cook (4-0, 2 KOs), fighting out of Ajax, Ontario, is a very popular prizefighter who made his pro debut last February, taking a four-round decision from Francis Lafreniere. Three wins have followed, including a devastating first-round knockout of Jason Bernava last Friday night in New Brunswick.

"Brandon's certainly not afraid to mix it up," 29-year-old Tyler Buxton (Buxton Promotions) noted. "He's a boxer-puncher with an aggressive style that's helped him become one of the biggest ticket sellers in Greater Toronto.

"I've promoted him since his pro debut. We signed with Hennessy Sports in order to get Brandon more exposure and bigger fights. We've done shows with Hennessy Sports and know they can help us build Brandon's fan-base, not only in Canada, but internationally as well."

The all-action Cook is an aggressive, come-straight-ahead fighter who International Boxing Hall of Fame nominee announcer Al Bernstein, who called Cook's last fight from ringside, referred to as a bigger version of World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion Brandon Rios.

Other members of the Hennessy Sports Canada stable include NABA super featherweight champion and that organization's 2011 Fighter of the year, Logan Cotton McGuinness, WBC Silver welterweight titlist welterweight Victor Lupo and unbeaten prospects Tyler Asselstine, Samuel Vargas and Lionell "Lonnie B" Thompson.

Go on line at www.HennessySports.com for more information about Cook or any of Hennessy Sports' boxers.

Prince Arron vs. Brian Rose on Saturday

British Light Middleweight Champion Prince Arron looks set to establish himself as divisions top dog in his title defense against Brian Rose at the Robin Park Centre in Wigan this Saturday.

Since winning prize fighter back in February 2010 Arrons has gone from strength to strength winning the British Title by knocking out Sam Webb in the 12th round.
Prince Arron pulled out of a European clash to concentrate on winning the Lonsdale belt outright.

Arron said ” I would love to fight for European Title but it has always been my ambition to win the Lonsdale Belt outright. I want to achieve this by mid 2012 and then go on to win European and World honors.

“I know Rose quite well as we have sparred against each other in the past and I know he is coming to try and take away my belt, but there is know way I am giving up my title.”

Chief support on the night sees a British Title eliminator between undefeated Karl Place and Liverpudlian Steve Williams.

Williams has only lost in a title challenge to Lenny Daws back in July 2010 whilst Karl Place was named one to watch by Sky Sports and has a record of 15 fights 15 wins with 8 by KO.

The winner of the bout will be at ringside on december 10th to watch Theophane vs Wright War.

Frank said “Karl will have to be at his best to keep his undefeated record intact against Williams this weekend”.

The show will be Live on Sky Sports HD this Saturday 3rd Dec Robin Park Arena, Wigan and tickets are still available to buy on the night.

Article posted on 28.11.2011



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