Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce that Prizefighter will head to the Midlands for the first time as the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton plays host to the Light-Welterweights II of 2012 on February 11.
The early line-up sees Wolverhampton’s English and British title challenger - Dean Harrison, English Welterweight champion - Adil Anwar and Liverpool’s British Lightweight challenger - John Watson and undefeated 20-0 rising star - Tyrone Nurse, all gunning for the £32,000 winner’s cheque.
The 23rd edition of Matchroom Sport’s revolutionary eight-man, one night tournaments live on Sky Sports, with the Light-Welterweight division providing one of the hottest Prizefighters yet back in December 2009 when two World Champions met in the final, with Gavin Rees defeating Colin Lynes.
Hearn is delighted to be taking the show to the atmospheric Black Country venue, which hosts the Grand Slam of Darts – an event Professional Darts Corporation board member Hearn has enjoyed attending over the last four years.
“The response we get when we take Prizefighter out of London is always fantastic and we expect more of the same in Wolverhampton,” said Hearn. “I’ve had some great nights at the Civic Hall for the Grand Slam of Darts and the fans will create a real cauldron of noise on February 11 – it promises to be a great start to the year for Prizefighter.”
For the first time there will be two ‘Prizefighter Prospect’ fights on the night as two of Matchroom Sport’s hot prospects – middleweight Ryan Aston and welterweight Tommy Ghent – look to continue the unbeaten starts to their careers.
Tickets for Prizefighter Light Welterweights II will be on sale from 9am on Monday 5 December from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.