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Prizefighter Heavyweights - Taking a Look at The Pairings

By Alexey Sukachev

Fresh off his sensational demolition of the IBF super middleweight king Lucian Bute, the newly crowned lord of the 168lbers, Carl Froch, traveled to London and took part in the draw of the upcoming Prizefighter international heavyweight boxing series. The show will be staged this coming Wednesday at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. Froch managed to select the following quarterfinal pairs:

1. Albert Sosnowski (46-4-2, 28 KOs) – Maurice Harris (25-16-2, 11 KOs)

Sosnowski from Poland is 33. He is best known for his spirited but hopeless loss to Vitali Klitschko in 2010. In his latest fight Sosnowski was in a very poor shape and managed to get a draw with 23-61-4 cruiserweight Hastings Rasani. He should be better prepared well for dangerous 36-year old American journeyman Harris, who has lots of upset wins over quality staff.

2. Kevin Johnson (26-1-1, 12 KOs) – Noureddine Meddoune (4-1, 4 KOs)

Johnson, the huge favorite of the series, is just 32 and ranked #11 by the IBF. He is one of a few fighters to come out of the Klitschko collision on his feet. He represents the United States of America. Meddoune is 28 and represents Morocco. All of his wins came through the first-round TKOs.

3. Tor Hamer (15-1, 10 KOs) – Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (16-3, 14 KOs)

American Hamer is 29 and 2-0 this year after the 15-months long hiatus. Nascimento, 31, a potent Brazilian puncher, stopped Argentinean veteran Basile in just a round but was then finished off by Tyson Fury in a very straightforward manner within five rounds in 2011.

4. Tom Dallas (15-2, 11 KOs) – Tom Little (3-0)

This clash between two local fighters is easily the weakest cell in the chain. Little, 24, is way too inexperienced, while Dallas, 27, is coming off two back-to-back knockout losses to David Price and Matt Skelton respectively.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 06-17-2012

I cant see Johnson not winning this tournament. Hes clearly above all others.

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-17-2012

Mo Harris isn't dangerous, but good when he wants 2b...used 2 see him train in Newark, & after his 3 yr retirement his weight was up 2 in 260's...ok now wt wise but @ 36 his best is behind him,…

Comment by Portman on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=Earl-Lesnar;12253591]I saw it on TV when they were doing the draw, think it was on this weeks ringside[/QUOTE] I'll try and see if I can find it, thanks

Comment by Jim Ross on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=Agility;12253586]I'd love to see that, do you happen to have a link to it?[/QUOTE] I saw it on TV when they were doing the draw, think it was on this weeks ringside

Comment by Portman on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=Earl-Lesnar;12253399]The funniest part was when Johnson started talking trash about "coming for all the brits" and froch looked at him condescendingly and said you sound like you really mean business lmao[/QUOTE] I'd love to see that, do you happen to…

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