Old foes could meet in the Welterweights II final on June 7
Colin Lynes and Junior Witter could cross swords in the final of Prizefighter Welterweights II on June 7 at York Hall, Bethnal Green live on Sky Sports.
Witter defeated Lynes in October 2005 in the same venue to retain his Commonwealth, European and British titles and the draw for the 19th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament means the pair sit on other sides of the fence – offering a potential rematch with Prizefighter trophy and £32,000 winner’s cheque on the line.
The duo will have to do something special to set up such a clash though, with both Witter and Lynes facing tough quarter-final assignments. Witter must get past Aylesbury’s Nathan Graham in the second quarter-final of the night, and the victor will then face the winner of the opening bout of the night, when former British Welterweight champion Kevin McIntyre faces unbeaten Essex man John Wayne Hibbert.
Former European champ Lynes faces gym mate Bobby Gladman in the third quarter-final on Tuesday night, with the victor having to overcome on of the entertaining doe of Yassine El Maachi or Peter McDonagh to reach the second semi-final.
The last edition of Prizefighter for this season of boxing has almost sold-out – there are only a limited number of unreserved tickets available for sale priced £35 from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.
Prizefighter Welterweights II draw
Quarter-final one Kevin McIntyre Vs. John Wayne Hibbert
Quarter-final two Junior Witter Vs. Nathan Graham
Quarter-final three Colin Lynes Vs. Bobby Gladman
Quarter-final four Yassine El Maachi Vs. Peter McDonagh
Tickets for Prizefighter Welterweights II at York Hall, Bethnal Green in east London are available from Matchroom Sport priced £35 unreserved – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.