Magee Wants to fight
July 2, 2010
(JULY 2) Brian Magee, the Northern Irish
European super-middleweight champion has made a ultimate challenge to
the winner of the Prizefighter Super Middleweight fighters– lift
the trophy and get a shot at my title. The Prizefighter Super
Middleweights take over York Hall in Bethnal Green live on Sky Sports on
Wednesday evening and on top of the £32,000 for the winner, the
possibility of a title fight with 35 year-old Magee is on the cards.
“Brian will be watching tomorrow night’s action with great interest,”
said manager Pat Magee. “He’s a big fan of Prizefighter and there is
huge potential for him to take on the winner in his first European title
Along with Magee’s offer, a fight with Commonwealth super middleweight
champion George Groves could also happen after his manager Adam Booth
told the Steve Bunce Boxing Hour that the 22 year-old Londoner would be
interested in fighting tomorrow’s champion.
Olympic gold medallist James DeGale will be an interested spectator at
ringside tomorrow night and the man he defeated to claim the WBA
International super middleweight title Sam Horton kicks-off the night
against Patrick Mendy, the 19 year-old who becomes the youngest boxer in
Daniel Cadman and Eddie McIntosh battle in the second quarter-final to
face the winner of that opener, while unbeaten Welsh fighter Jeff Evans
takes on Sheffield’s comeback man Peter Fedorenko.
The winner of that fight will face either Sheffield-based Northampton
fighter Paul David and Carl Drake, the Plymouth man who takes the place
of Tony Salam, who has been forced to withdraw through personal reasons.
“I’m absolutely buzzing at getting a chance for Prizefighter,” said
Drake at the weigh-in at the Crowne Plaza London Hotel in Shoreditch. “I
know Paul is a top fighter and well-fancied for this but I am going to
give it everything and I’m so up for it.”
Tickets for Prizefighter Super
Middleweights are available on the door from 7.30pm and are priced £35
(unreserved) and £60 (ringside) with VIP tickets now sold out.
QUARTER-FINALS (with weights):
Patrick Mendy (12st 1lb 9oz) v Sam Horton (12st 1lb 12oz)
Daniel Cadman (12st 1lb 10oz) v Eddie McIntosh (12st 1lb 13oz)
Jeff Evans (12st 1lb 6oz) v Peter Fedorenko (11st 13lb 10oz)
Carl Drake (12st 0lb 10oz) v Paul David (12st 2lb)
Eder Kurti (11st 13lb 9oz) and Anthony Fitzgerald (12st 1lb 13oz)Published on WBAN.
Source/edited press release