Brian Rose’s WBC International light middleweight title fight against Carson Jones will top a Prizefighter Middleweights bill at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Saturday, February 14, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading
Gary Buckland and Stephen Foster Jr. lead the line-up for the Prizefighter: Lightweights III at York Hall, Bethnal Green on December 6, live on Sky Sports – with Martin J. Ward facing Maxi Hughes on the show in an eliminator for the British super featherweight title. Continue reading
The final four names in the line-up have been named for the Prizefighter Welterweights IV at the sold-out York Hall, Bethnal Green on April 5, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading
October 6 saw Rocky Fielding win the first title of his 12-fight career, as he convincingly stopped Carl Dilks, a fellow Liverpudlian, despite a sluggish start, inside five rounds, to win the vacant English title at super middleweight.
Today saw the weigh-in for Matchroom’s Rocky & the Betfair Prizefighters at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night. It took place at St George’s Hall, Liverpool and was open to the public.
The four Prizefighter quarter-final duos were weighed in first, that ahead of Rocky Fielding and Carl Dilks getting on the scales to weigh-in for their vacant English super middleweight title tilt.
The latest of late entries to the competition, Jamie Spence, was first to tip the scales to weigh-in for his quarter-final scrap with much-loved and well-supported Liverpool man Derry Mathews. Spence, 28, from Northampton, weighed in at 9st 10lbs 10oz. His opponent Mathews weighed in at 9st 10lbs 13oz.
Former Lonsdale belt holder Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla will pit his wits against defeated British Masters lightweight man Stephen Jennings. Crolla, who’s trained by Joe Gallagher, weighed in at 9st 10lbs 9oz. His foe for the quarter-final tomorrow night, Jenko, tipped the scales at 9st 9lbs 12oz.
Next to weigh in was “Five Star” Gary Sykes and his opponent for tomorrow’s quarter-final Hull’s unbeaten lightweight Tommy Coyle. 23-year-old Coyle, 13-0, weighed in at 9st 10lbs and 12oz, while Sykes’ weight was announced at 9st 9lbs 14oz.
The final quarter-finalists for Rocky & the Betfair Prizefighters were Liam P Walsh of Halifax and Terry Flannigan of Manchester. Flannigan weighed in at 9st 10lbs 11oz, while Walsh had to shift 11oz in order to make weight, and eventually weighed in at 9st 10lbs.
The final weigh-in was the weigh-in for the main event; Rocky Fielding and Carl Dilks were pitted together on the scales ahead of their vacant English super middleweight title clash. “Rocky from Stocky” Rocky Fielding tipped at 11st 13lbs 9oz. The man in the opposite corner of the ring, Carl Dilks, was weighed at 11st 13lbs 10oz.
There are two reserves for Prizefighter… They are Tony Pace and Mark Evans. Pace weighed in at 9st 10lbs and Mark Evans tipped the scales at 9st 7lbs 15oz.
The Hilton Hotel today played host to the press conference and draw for “Rocky & the Betfair Prizefighters”, which is due to take place on Saturday night at the Liverpool Olympia. Continue reading
Prizefighter organiser Eddie Hearn has brought in two new names to the mix for the trophy in the competition, which, normally, is won by the man who survives the longest. Continue reading
Manchester-trained Anthony Crolla has been added to the Prizefighter bill, which will see Rocky Fielding participate in his first title fight on October 6th, 2012.
Twenty-four-year-old Rocky Fielding is to headline the Prizefighter bill on October 6th at the Olympia in Liverpool. The man dubbed “Rocky from Stocky” will take on Wayne Reed in a Central Area title clash in the super middleweight division.
Reed, whose record reads 9-5, is a southpaw of the same age as Fielding. He hails from the same neck of the woods as Kell Brook: the steel city of Sheffield. Sheffield’s Reed will want to settle a score at the Olympia as he lost there in the Prizefighter tournament that Rocky won, dropping a contentious decision to Joey Ainscough.
That contest between the two 24-year-olds will be at the top-of-the-bill with the undercard also being provided by Matchroom Sport’s managing director Eddie Hearn, who has organised a lightweight Prizefighter competition – a competition won by Fielding in his weight division in the past – to take place on the same night.
Included in that tournament will be defeated British Masters man Stephen Jennings and former British lightweight champion Derry Mathews. It’ll also feature Mathews’ former gym-mate and fellow Scouser Joe Tonks, along with Terry Needham, Gary Sykes, and Sykes’ fellow Yorkshireman Liam Patrick-Walsh. Mathews and Jennings, though, have history, as Mathews defeated Jenko in their British Masters tear-up in July of last year.
Tickets for ‘Rocky and the Betfair Prizefighters’ on Saturday, October 6th at the Liverpool Olympia are on sale now from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com priced £30 unreserved, £50 ringside and £100 VIP.
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