For the past year or so International Masters Light Middleweight Champion Yassine El Maachi has stated his dream is to compete in the top rated Matchroom Sports promoted Prizefighter series.
El Maachi, and his promoter Steve Goodwin, believe the tournament format would be the perfect platform to showcase El Maachi, and his sensational all action fighting style, as he strives to break into the lucrative World Championship circuit.
It now seems that El Maachi gets his wish, as he was recently named as one of the eight contestants for the Sky Sports televised Prizefighter - Welterweights II, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Tuesday 7th June 2011.
El Maachi, who is currently ranked #46 in the World, joins a star studded line up that includes former WBC World Light Welterweight Champion Junior Witter, former IBO World Light Welterweight Champion Colin Lynes, former British Welterweight Champion Kevin McIntyre, former Southern Area Light Welterweight Champion and WBF International title challenger Peter McDonagh, former International Masters Welterweight Challenger Nathan Graham as well as unbeaten young prospects John Wayne Hibbert and Bobby Gladman.
Earlier today El Maachi spoke briefly of his upcoming appearance on Prizefighter - Welterweights II, “I would love to get Junior Witter the first fight, Colin Lynes the second fight then the third fight would be nice and easy for me. That’s my plan, me and my trainer Don Charles and Kevin Murray, that’s what we are trying to do.
Hopefully if it goes like this I would love to but it doesn’t matter which way the draw goes I’m ready for it. I’m coming there with two hands, two legs and like a Tiger, or more like a Cheetah as I’m so fast, good things, oh God watch me, I’m going to be so good in the Prizefighter.”
Prizefighter - Welterweights II, featuring Yassine El Maachi, Colin Lynes, Junior Witter, Kevin McIntyre, John Wayne Hibbert, Bobby Gladman, Nathan Graham and Peter McDonagh, takes place at York Hall, Bethnal Green in London on Tuesday 7th June 2011.
Tickets, priced £35 (Unreserved), £60 (Ringside), and £100 (VIP) are available now at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA or call 07960 850645