Stevenage’s Daniel Herdman will be one of the competitors taking part in the Matchroom Sport promoted Prizefighter tournament, when the top rated series returns for the new season on the 15th September with Prizefighter – Light Middleweight II.
Daniel, who as an amateur won a Junior ABA title and Olympic Junior silver medal as well as earned regular England international honours, has had a torrid time since turning pro in 2007.
Losing his first pro bout, against Latvian Gatis Skuja, Daniel then strung a run of three excellent wins, over Ben Hudson, Duncan Cottier and Russell Pearce, in 2008, before a broken hand forced him to take a two year sabbatical from the sport.
Early in 2010 Daniel returned to training, with Johnny Eames at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, but it would take close to six months before he finally returned to the fray and secured his fourth win, with a scintillating performance over tough battler Ryan Clark at York Hall in December last year.
Earlier today Daniel spoke briefly about his selection to take part in the upcoming Prizefighter – Light Middleweight II, “I’m over the moon, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime being invited to be in Prizefighter. I think it’s a great opportunity for young people like myself to get on the rankings.
I think I should do really well as the Prizefighter format should suit me and my boxing style. Three rounds will suit me right down to the ground as I like to get inside and really fight, don’t really like to stand off so it’ll be really exciting for the fans to watch.
As I said being in Prizefighter is a great opportunity, If you win it you’re straight in for a title shot, probably a Southern Area but maybe even a British title. It gets you right in the mix, it’s a great opportunity.”
Daniel joins former two weight champion Takaloo, Big Brother star JJ Bird, Steve Harkin and three unbeaten fighters, Peter Vaughan, Wayne Goddard and Kris Agyei-Dua in the season opening Prizefighter – Light Middleweight II on Thursday 15th September.
Tickets, priced £35 unreserved, £60 ringside and £100 VIP, for Prizefighter Light Middleweights II at York Hall, Bethnal Green in East London on Thursday 15th September 2011 are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA. For further information call 07960 850645.