Eyes on the prize
PUBLISHED: 13:22 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:34 24 August 2010
By Ziad Chaudry EIGHT cruiserweights are aiming to become £25,000 richer when the popular Prizefighter boxing series comes to Earl s Court on Tuesday night. The latest instalment of this thrilling all-in-one-night tournament is the strongest ever assemble
By Ziad Chaudry
EIGHT cruiserweights are aiming to become £25,000 richer when the popular Prizefighter boxing series comes to Earl's Court on Tuesday night.
The latest instalment of this thrilling all-in-one-night tournament is the strongest ever assembled, with ex-European, Commonwealth, British and English champions from the under-200lb division.
Seven bouts, all lasting a maximum of three rounds, will take place inside a frenetic three-hour period.
Terry Dunstan, the oldest man in the field at 40, is hoping to bring back the glory years that encompassed British and European title successes during the late 1990s.
Depending on the draw, he may have to get past other former big-name champions - Bruce Scott, Neil Simpson, Dean Francis, John Keaton, Ovill McKenzie - and the bookies' favourite, Darren Corbett from Belfast.
The only non ex-champion in the field is West Ham's Micky Steeds, who has challenged for the cruiserweight and heavyweight crowns.
Promoter Barry Hearn reckons the seventh Prizefighter show will be the best he has staged.
Hearn said: "There are a lot of big names in this and I've enjoyed watching these guys' careers over the last five, 10 and 15 years.
"Each one is a main event fighter and the crowd at Earl's Court are going to be entertained. When the bell goes, it's going to be carnage - they don't know any other way.
"I think this will be pound-for-pound the best Prizefighter show we've ever done and I'm excited about it like never before."
Tickets, priced at £25 and £50, are available by calling 0870 903 9033 or 01277 359900.
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