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Matchroom Boxing: Cruiserweight Prizefighter Draw Held Today in London

By Boxing Press May 14th, 2009 All Press Releases

The draw for the latest event in the thrilling Prizefighter Series will take place on Thursda, May 14.

Eight cruiserweights will be competing in Barry Hearn’s next all-in-one-night tournament on Tuesday, May 19 at the Earls Court in London.

Four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and a final will be staged inside an action-packed three hours, with each contest lasting no more than three rounds.

The draw will be held aboard the HMS Victory and will be conducted by Vice Admiral Alan Massey CBE ADE Second Sea Lord and former WBO Cruiserweight Champion Johnny Nelson.

A good performance in Prizefighter can change the course of a fighter’s career. On Friday, May 15, Martin Rogan, the winner of Prizefighter Heavyweights 1, meets Sam Sexton, the winner of Prizefighter Heavyweights 2, with the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship on the line.

The eight men in Prizefighter Cruiserweights have all previously held or fought for either a European, Commonwealth or British title so the competition will be fierce.

Whoever wins Prizefighter Cruiserweights will pocket £25,000, the runner-up goes home with £12,000, losing semi-finalists earn £8,000 with those defeated in the quarter-finals collecting £4,000.

The full list of contenders is: Darren Corbett (Belfast), Terry Dunstan (Vauxhall, London), Dean Francis (Basingstoke / Finchley), John Keeton (Sheffield), Ovill McKenzie (Derby), Bruce Scott (Hackney), Neil Simpson (Coventry) and Micky Steeds (Isle of Dogs, London).

Tickets cost £25 (unreserved) and £50 (reserved) and are available by calling 0870 903 9033 (24-hours), online at or from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900. The whole show will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 from 8pm.

For more information about The Prizefighter Series, please visit or

Details of the draw will be on both websites from 12.30pm on Thursday and the draw will also be broadcast on Sky Sports News later that afternoon.

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