Connor and Devine met in the same venue in September only for their 10-rounder to be halted prematurely when a clash of heads left Connor with a cut that he couldn’t continue to box with.
Both men expressed their desire to meet in Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one-night tournament this weekend and their wish was granted as their names were pulled out of the hat live on Sky Sports News by Johnny Nelson and Adam Smith.
They clash in the second quarter-final with the winner then facing either Craig Whyatt or Lee Martin, who kick off the action.
Pre-tournament favourites Gary Buckland and Stephen Foster Jr. could meet in the second semi-final, with Foster taking on Irishman Jono Carroll in the third quarter-final and Prizefighter super featherweight champion Buckland facing big-punching Floyd Moore in the fourth quarter-final.
Quarter-final 1: Craig Whyatt vs. Lee Martin
Quarter-final 2: Michael Devine vs. Danny Connor
Quarter-final 3: Stephen Foster Jnr. vs. Jono Carroll
Quarter-final 4: Gary Buckland vs. Floyd Moore
Martin J. Ward and Maxi Hughes meet in between the semi-finals and the final on Saturday night in an excellent British super featherweight match-up while there are outings before the start of Prizefighter for former British and Commonwealth light welterweight champion Ajose Olusegun fighting back in the UK for the first time since 2011, and talented young lightweight Ohara Davies in his fourth pro fight.
A limited number of £40 tickets for Saturday night’s action are still available from www.matchroomboxing.com.
Courtesy of the Matchroom Boxing press office