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Crolla vs Mathews Final Possible; Quigg is Honored

Anthony Crolla could meet Derry Mathews in the final of the Betfair Prizefighter Lightweights II at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night (October 6) live on Sky Sports.

Mathews ripped the British title from Crolla in Oldham in April and the draw for Saturday’s action threw up the chance for revenge for the Manchester man as the pair landed in separate halves of the draw.

Mathews kicks off the action against Northampton’s Jamie Spence and the winner of that clash will face either Patrick Liam Walsh or Terry Flannigan in the first semi-final.

Crolla meets Liverpool’s Stephen Jennings in the third quarter-final, and could face another old foe in Gary Sykes. The Dewsbury stylist beat Crolla in May 2009, and Sykes meets Hull’s Tommy Coyle in the fourth quarter-final.

Mathews is the favourite for the 26th edition of Prizefighter with Betfair, with rival Crolla at 12-5, Sykes is third favourite at 7-2 and Mathews’ fellow Liverpool fighter Jennings an 11-1 shot.

The draw:
QF 1: Jamie Spence vs. Derry Mathews
QF 2: Patrick Liam Walsh vs. Terry Flannigan
QF 3: Anthony Crolla vs. Stephen Jennings
QF 4: Gary Sykes vs. Tommy Coyle

To win the Betfair Prizefighter Lightweights II – Betfair bet: 11-5 Derry Mathews, 12-5 Anthony Crolla, 7-2 Gary Sykes, 4-1 Terry Flannigan, 6-1 Tommy Coyle, 11-1 Stephen Jennings, 16-1 Patrick Liam Walsh, 33-1 Jamie Spence – click here to bet: sports.betfair.com/boxing/market?id=1.106713349

QUIGG VOTED BRITAIN’S BEST YOUNG BOXER

HATTON Promotions fast rising star Scott Quigg has been voted Britain's Best Young Boxer of the Year by the Boxing Writers’ Club.

Bury’s British super-bantamweight champion will receive the prestigious Geoffrey Simpson award during a glitzy ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel on Monday October 15.

He is aiming to follow in the footsteps of Naseem Hamed, his promoter Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn, Frank Bruno, Barry McGuigan, John Conteh, John H Stracey, Ken Buchanan, Howard Winstone and Terry Downes, who all went on to become world champions after being voted Best Young Boxer.

Quigg is unbeaten in 25 professional fights and currently training for his WBA interim world title rematch against Rendall Munroe at Manchester Arena on Saturday November 24.

His promoter Ricky Hatton who makes his comeback on the bill said: “It was a proud moment for me when the Boxing Writers’ Club voted for me so I know Scott will be honoured.

“He lives and breathes boxing and there is no more deserving winner of the award than Scott, who is one of the world’s finest prospects.

“It is also fantastic for all of us at Hatton Promotions to know that the media rate one of our young boxers so highly.”

Quigg became British champion by stopping veteran Jason Booth in seven rounds last October and climbed off the floor to stop Jamie Arthur in the eighth round of his first title defence four months later.

Quigg’s first fight against Munroe back in June ended on a technical draw when his rival suffered a bad over the right eye after an accidental clash of heads.

Quigg, 23, said: "I am very proud to receive this award from the Boxing Writers Club.

“When I was told I had won the award it took a while to really sink in especially when you look at some of the people who have won the award in the past.

“It just drives me on to be the best I possibly can. It's my dream to become a world champion.

“To be mentioned in the same breath as Ricky Hatton, Frank Bruno and Nigel Benn is a great Honour. I can't thank the boxing writers enough."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 10-03-2012

Congratulations to Quigg. That is a great honor, and I hope he is able to go on to obtain a world title. :fing02:

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