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Super featherweights Choi, Buckland, Ohara and Lawton to make Prizefighter debut on Nov 20th

The Super Featherweights get their first outing in the Prizefighter series in the next event at York Hall, Bethnal Green on November 20.

WBU Featherweight champion and fans favourite Choi “The Mongolian Warrior” Tseveenpurev heads the initial line-up for the 15th edition of Barry Hearn’s eight-man, one night tournaments live on Sky Sports.

Choi knocked out Derry Mathews in the fifth round of their title fight in Bolton to claim the belt in 2008, and has fought twice since, beating Lubos Priehradnik in July 2009 and Mickey Coveney this June. Previously the Mongolian Warrior – who was awarded with the title of ‘State Honoured Athlete’ in his native country by the President – won the WBF title in 2006 and successfully defended it twice.

Joining the 39 year-old in the early line-up is Gary Buckland, the 24 year-old who pushed John Murray to the 11th round in their European Lightweight title fight in June and Northern Irishman Kevin O’Hara who lost a fight for the British Super Featherweight title in May. The fourth fighter to sign up to the event, hot on the heels of Michael Sprott’s victory in the sold-out Heavyweights IV night on Saturday, is Scott Lawton, a European and British title challenger – the rest of the line up will be announced shortly.

Tickets for Prizefighter Super Featherweights are available now at £35 (unreserved), £60 (ringside) and £100 (VIP) – call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

Article posted on 13.10.2010



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