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Prizefighter Light-Middleweights: Weigh-In Results

PRINCE Arron survived a scare at the weigh-in ahead of Friday’s Prizefighter Light-Middleweights tournament. Arron, 22, originally scaled 1lb 7oz more than the championship weight of 11st 2lb before a quick exercise session saw him make the weight at the second attempt an hour later. If he had failed to make the weight then he would have lost his place in Barry Hearn’s latest eight-man, one-night tournament where the winner picks up £32,000.

“I thought I’d done the weight, going on the scales at my home,” said a relieved Arron at the weigh-in, held at the Lillywhites sports shop in central London. “I thought it was right but obviously it was wrong so I had to go back to the hotel and get it off..

“It wasn’t a problem but just a mistake and a lesson learnt - I will use proper scales in the future.

“I’ve never had that in my career and it’s not ideal preparation but it was only a pound and a half and I could’ve done it easily. In the end I got three pounds off just to make sure.

“I went back to the hotel room and I was just skipping in my sweat suit.”

This will be the tenth Prizefighter competition and it gives former champions and ambitious prospects the chance for a career-changing night.

Many former Prizefighter winners have gone on to title contests, including Heavyweights 3 champion Audley Harrison, who meets Poland’s Albert Sosnowski on April 9 for the European Championship.

Arron fights betting outsider George Hillyard in the first fight of the night and is confident of defeating Hillyard before winning the tournament.

“I’m 100 per cent here to win the competition. Hillyard is a game, tough boy but the sort of fighter that is made for me and I’m going to box his head off.

“Winning Prizefighter will open doors with hopefully a British eliminator after I win.”


PartyCasino.com Prizefighter Light-Middleweights

Weights (competition set at 11st 2lb)

11st 1lb 15oz Neil Sinclair

11st 1lb 5oz Martin Concepcion

11st 15oz Brett Flournoy

11st 13oz Prince Arron (second attempt)

11st 13oz Steve O’Meara

11st 13oz Bradley Pryce

11st 12oz Danny Butler

11st 6oz George Hillyard


Quarter-Finals

1. George Hillyard v Prince Arron

2. Neil Sinclair v Bradley Pryce

3. Brett Flournoy v Danny Butler

4. Steve O'Meara v Martin Concepcion


Semi-Finals

5. Hillyard/Arron v Sinclair/Pryce

6. Flournoy/Butler v O'Meara/Concepcion

Followed by Final


Prizefighter Light-Middleweights takes place at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Friday, February 26. The full line-up is Prince Arron (Droylsden, Manchester), Danny Butler (Bristol), Martin Concepcion (Leicester), Brett Flournoy (Birkenhead, Merseyside), George Hillyard (Canning Town), Steve O'Meara (West Drayton, Middlesex), Bradley Pryce (Newbridge, Wales) and Neil Sinclair (Belfast).

Due to increased demand, tickets for Prizefighter Light-Middleweights have sold out. But you can still see all the action live on Sky Sports HD from 8pm next Friday.

Odds to win Prizefighter (as on SkyBet on Thursday, February 25)

3/1 Bradley Pryce

4/1 Neil Sinclair

5/1 Prince Arron, Danny Butler and Steve O’Meara

15/2 Martin Concepcion

11/1 Brett Flournoy

25/1 George Hillyard


The Prizefighter Light-Middleweights contenders

Name: Prince Arron.
Age: 22.
Home town: Droylsden, Manchester.
Professional record: Won 14 (1 by KO), Lost 3, Drawn 1. Total 18.
Achievement: Former British Masters Middleweight Champion.

Name: Danny Butler.
Age: 22.
Home town: Bristol.
Professional record: Won 18 (3 by KO), Lost 3, Drawn 0. Total 21.
Achievement: Fought for Commonwealth, British and English Middleweight titles.

Name: Martin Concepcion.
Age: 28.
Home town: Leicester.
Professional record: Won 16 (10 by KO), Lost 6, Drawn 0. Total 22.
Achievement: Fought for Commonwealth Light-Middleweight Championship, current Midlands Area Champion.

Name: Brett Flournoy.
Age: 30.
Home town: Birkenhead, Merseyside.
Professional record: Won 9 (4 by KO), Lost 0, Drawn 0, No Contest 1. Total 10.
Achievement: Undefeated.

Name: George Hillyard.
Age: 25.
Home town: Canning Town, London.
Professional record: Won 9 (5 by KO), Lost 4, Drawn 1. Total 14.
Achievement: Former British Masters Light-Middleweight Champion.

Name: Steve O’Meara.
Age: 26.
Home town: West Drayton, Middlesex.
Professional record: Won 10 (2 by KO), Lost 0, Drawn 0. Total 10.
Achievement: Undefeated.

Name: Bradley Pryce.
Age: 28.
Home town: Newbridge, Wales.
Professional record: Won 28 (17 by KO), Lost 7, Drawn 0. Total 35.
Achievement: Former Commonwealth Light-Middleweight Champion.

Name: Neil Sinclair.
Age: 35.
Home town: Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Professional record: Won 33 (26 by KO), Lost 7, Drawn 0. Total 40.
Achievement: Former British Welterweight Champion

Article posted on 22.02.2010



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