Betfair PrizeFighter Profiles and Analysis for Welterweights III on 19th January Wolverhampton UK
By Samaarah Choubak
The Betfair Prizefighter Welterweights III is a whole section of truly tantalising, heart stopping and tremendous action which will be held at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton live on Sky Sports on January 19th which is highlighted to be one of the kick off points of boxing in the UK for 2013.
Eddie Hearn has been captivated by the line up and hopes they will in return captivate the fans as he stated earlier that all the tickets for the show have been sold out and was very pleased with the outcome and build up of this event. The ultimate goal for them all is the winner’s cheque for £32,000 and in addition to this there is a further £2,000 for every stoppage, so potentially the winner’s pot is bursting with extra pounds.
Callum Cooper with a clean record of 4-0 as a professional aged 24 comes from the surrounding vicinity has the lowest considered experience in the tournament as he had only 22 amateur fights, he is extremely committed to fight and is determined to show his professionalism in this PrizeFighter series.
Mark Thompson aged 31 from Heywood is a lot older than some of the other contenders and is entering this competition as one of the stronger fighters and has been regarded as a likely winner, his record is 31-2 and even though he was stopped in his last fight by Jack Culcay in Germany he remains to show us that he has a degree of urgency more than the other fighters.
Dale Evans who is from Carmarthen aged only 21 is another spring chicken who holds his record at 4-0-1 is a solid impenetrable puncher. Gary Lockett is his trainer and has assisted him recently to win his four rounder over Kevin McCauley at the Olympia show back in December 2012.
Mark Thompson aged 28 comes in with his record at a smart 6-0 entered a lot later than the usual time a professional boxer would, in fact he only made his debut last year. He is also from the local vicinity Stourbridge and has this great opportunity to shine. He is perceived to be a brawler just one who likes to have a noisy squabble in the ring; his style is admired in which he brings himself forward.
Another fighter from the same town Stourbridge is youngster Sam Eggington aged only 19 and has a record of 3-0, Eggington may have had only three fights and his desire would be to aim high after he is no longer employed. He’s arrival into the competition is a blink of an eye as he is a replacement for another contender and he is lapping up every moment, another man’s space has to be filled.
Sunderland town gives us Glenn Foot and he’s 25 years old and holds his record at 7-0, he did tremendously well when he won four of those fights in one year alone, in 2011 he produced those wins. His style has changed to taking more time in the ring as opposed to what he did previously. He is returning to the ring after a little while as he had some personal issues to take handle first.
Rob Hunt looks like a shy character, however in the ring it’s a completely different story, aged 27 with his proud record of 16-1-2, he’s a tall figure who also came in late in fact with only 16 days notification, he works in the building trade who did not have much of an amateur career. His best performance was against Ben Lawler in 2010. Therefore the Stafford man could have a lot to show and prove in this series.
Chad Gaynor from Rotherham aged 21 is currently holding his record at 9-0 who is another young developing boxer, he has been waiting for his chance for a large prize such as this and he won a six –rounder against William Warburton during his last bout, he is one of the favourites.
The weights and line ups are in for the quarter finals are Thompson 10st 8lbs 2oz vs. Hunt 10st 8lbs 13oz’s, second qualifiers are Eggington 10st 9lbs vs. Evans 10st 8lbs 6 oz’s, third qualifiers Gaynor 10st 7lbs 15oz vs. Cooper 10st 6lbs 11oz and the fourth qualifiers are Pearce 10st 7lbs 15oz’s vs. Foot 10st 8lbs 3oz’s. These were drawn by Kell Brook who is set to challenge Devon Alexander for the IBF crown on February 23 who is also part of Matchroom sports promoted by Eddie Hearn.
The show will be aired by Sky Sports on British television on 8pm GMT there will be a live twitter feed of the updates by @PrizefighterUK and further information can be found on their website www.prizefighter.co.uk all tickets have been sold out for the show.
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