Matchroom Sport’s hugely popular Prizefighter series returns to the Capital’s home of boxing, the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green, on Saturday 29th October. This time it’s the Featherweights that will get to compete for the coveted Prizefighter trophy and the £32,000 top prize.
Throughout it’s history Prizefighter has given novice pros the chance to establish themselves, on national TV, against some of the divisions biggest names.
Prizefighter – Featherweights is no exception and on the 29th October Belvedere’s exciting youngster ‘Saint’ George Jupp gets the chance to mix it up with such stalwarts as two time World Champ Choi Tseveenpurev and Irish Super Featherweight Champion Mickey Coveney, as well as unbeaten prospects Lee Glover and Troy James.
Whilst the aforementioned are the biggest names 20 year old George may have to face in this, the 22nd edition of the popular tournament, he is likely to also receive stiff competition from Liverpool’s Lee Jennings, who’s coming off a first round stoppage win over Chris Truman, and his TRAD TKO gym mate Ian Bailey should he draw either of them on the night.
George has just four bouts under his belt since he turned pro in May last year. The first, against fellow debutant Peter Barney, see the youngster secure a tidy points victory, as he did in his second outing, against Pavels Senkovs in September.
In December ‘Saint’ George again faced Senkovs, this time stopping the tough Mansfield based Latvian after one minute and fifty seconds of the fourth round. His final bout to date see him suffer a controversial narrow points loss to Harrow’s Raffi Khan back in March.
Following a training session, under the watchful eyes of his manager/co-trainer Johnny Eames at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, a beaming George said of the opportunity to participate in Prizefighter. “It’s a great, great competition, it’s a good chance to show everyone what you are made of.
I think the format suits me right down to the ground and I’m looking forward to it.
Whilst obviously I’m gonna be an underdog, as I’m a novice pro, but there’s no one there that bothers me. I’ll just take every fight as it comes and do what I do best, box.
I know I’m gonna be up against it but I’ll stick to my boxing and hopefully go all the way.”
Prizefighter – Featherweights takes place at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 29th October 2011 and will also be broadcast live on Skysports.
Tickets, priced £35 (standard seated) and £60 (ringside), for Prizefighter – Featherweights are available now, either 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.
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