| Anthony Crolla Grabs Final Prizefighter Slot - Boxing News Update
By SecondsOut, special to Doghouse Boxing (July 31, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
By SecondsOut.com on Doghouse Boxing. Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla has taken the final spot in the
Betfair Prizefighter Lightweights line-up to take place at Liverpool
Olympia on October 6.
The Manchester man will be gunning for revenge against local
favourite Derry Mathews who ripped his British title away from him in
Oldham in April in a shock sixth round stoppage. The hotly tipped 25
year old from Manchester also has a score to settle with another high
profile former British champ in the line-up, with Dewsbury’s ex-British
super featherweight strap holder Gary Sykes defeating him in an
eliminator for the title in May 2009.
Joining Crolla, Mathews and Sykes in the best line-up of boxers in
the 26 editions of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night tournaments
are Mathews’ fellow Liverpudlians Stephen Jennings, Terry Needham and
the unbeaten Nathan Brough as the Merseysiders in the eight, while
Heywood’s unbeaten Central Area champ ‘Vicious’ Kieran Farrell and
Sykes’ Yorkshire compatriot Liam Patrick Walsh as the four men hoping to
take the title and £32,000 winner’s cheque.
“Prizefighter is back with a bang with our strongest line-up ever,”
said promoter Eddie Hearn. “I never expected a dream line-up like this
and Anthony’s inclusion is the icing on the cake. Ideally we would’ve
loved to have this in a 5,000-seater arena but the fans will experience
an atmosphere like never before in the Liverpool Olympia and this is a
must see night of boxing on Sky Sports on October 6.”
On a bumper night of boxing on Merseyside, Rocky Fielding will
challenge Wayne Reed for the Central Area super middleweight title.
Fielding fights for his first title at the venue of his record breaking
Prizefighter triumph in March 2011 when he became the Super Middleweight
II champion and the first man to win Prizefighter with three KO wins.
The 24 year old Merseysider takes on Sheffield’s Reid who has a score to
settle with the venue after dropping a controversial split decision in
his quarter-final with Joe Ainscough that same night. Reed, also 24, won
the title on July 20 with a fifth round stoppage of Yorkshire’s
Alistair Warren at Hillsborough.
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