|02-19-2008, 01:47 PM||#1|
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British Heavyweight Tournament!
Eight British heavyweights are set to clash at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on April 11th in a heavyweight tournament named the Prizefighter series organised by Matchroom Promotions.
The tournament will consist of quarter-finals, semi-finals and Final, all of which will be over three rounds in duration. Some of the countries unbeaten heavyweight's are involved in what should be an intriguing night's entertainment.
A draw will be made in advance of the tournament to determine who faces who in the quarter-final fights.
If there has been no knockout or stoppage, the winner will be decided by three judges (all appointed by the British Boxing Board of Control).
In the event of a winning fighter not being fit to carry on, he will be replaced by a reserve fighter for the next contest.
The contenders are
Billy Bessey (Portsmouth) - 7-4-0
Paul Butlin (Melton Mowbray) - 11-4-0
David Dolan (Sunderland) - 7-0-0
Dave Ferguson (North Shields) - 4-0-0
Alex Ibbs (Stoke) - 3-0-0
Colin Kenna (Southampton) - 16-6-2
Ian Millarvie (Hamilton) - 7-0-0
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The winner of the tournament will get £25,000 while the runner up will get £10,000. Losing Semi-Finalists will get £7,000 and losing Quarter-Finalists, £3,500.
With the contender series so popular on television recently, this could be a shrewd bit of marketing by Matchroom and with so many unbeaten prospects in the mix should provide an interesting evening's entertainment.
The event will be screened live on Sky Sports.
If the event does well there are plans for similar events to take place later in the year at welterweight, middleweight and featherweight.
interesting idea. i think millarvie is favourite for this one. i'll be even more interested if they repeated the idea with some of the more talented lower weight classes
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