The best edition yet of the hugely successful Prizefighter series scheduled for October 2, featuring the cream of British heavyweights, will now take place at ExCel, London following unprecedented demand for tickets. Originally slated for the York Hall, Bethnal Green, the competition featuring the likes of Danny Williams, Audley Harrison and Michael Sprott, sold out its 1,100 capacity within 48 hours of going on sale. In addition a waiting list has been created running into several hundred. Prizefighter features eight fighters competing in four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final with all the action happening the same night. Each contest lasts a maximum of three rounds with standard boxing rules applied.
There is £32,000 out of a total purse of £80,000 going to the winner as well as an opportunity to use Prizefighter as a launch pad for a world title shot.
“We felt that a sold out York Hall would create a superb atmosphere for what is the most high profile Prizefighter yet, but with the unprecedented demand it was only fair to give everyone a chance to be at what will be boxing’s night of the year” said promoter Barry Hearn. “We’re looking to go up to 5,000 seats at the ExCel and with the way tickets have been flying out the door, I am anticipating a sell-out.”
Taking part in Prizefighter are Danny Williams (41-7, 31 KOs), Audley Harrison (23-4, 17 KOs), Michael Sprott (31-14, 16 KOs, Scott Gammer (18-4-1, 9 KOs), Michael Holden (10-9, 6 KOs), Coleman Barrett (8-0, 2 KOs), Danny Hughes (6-0-1, 1 KO) and Scott Belshaw (10-2, 7 KOs).
Tickets cost £40 and £80 and are available from Matchroom Sport on +44 1277 359900.