Prizefighter: Super-Middleweights Preview

23 03 2011

Prizefighter: Super Middleweight

It’s back again, the exciting knock out tournament returns tonight (Wednesday 23 March) and it’s the return of the Super-Middleweights.

Everyone should be familiar with the format by now but for those of you that don’t, the format consists of 8 fighters who will compete in four quarter-finals. There will be 3 rounds, each lasting 3 minutes. And of course the winners of the quarter-finals will then face off in the semi-finals, with the 2 winners of those facing each other in the final for £32,000.

So enough of that, lets introduce the 8 fighters.

Tobias Webb

The nephew of former WBO and WBU cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli. His record stands at (4-0-1) and Enzo has backed his nephew to win Prizefighter and go onto bigger and better things. Webb holds an impressive win over former Prizefighter champ, Patrick Mendy. The man from Swansea sure has his hands full in his first fight, which pits him against former world champion Robin Reid. And if he manages to get by him, he will have to face Carl Dilks in the semi’s, so it’s not going to be easy for the youngster.

Then we have Webbs’ first opponent;

Robin Reid

Easily the biggest name in the tournament, which could prove to be a burden. Reid is a former Olympic bronze medalist, but hasn’t fought in over 4 years since he lost to current world champion, Carl Froch. Reid is in great shape but after being out of the ring for so long, his sharpness and reflexes might not be there and this is surely just one final shot at glory for the former world champ.

Carl Dilks

Then we have tournament favourite, and my personal pick. You might remember Dilks from last December when he lost via a first round TKO to James DeGale. Now none of the fighters in this tournament are anywhere near the calibre of DeGale and Dilks, who has previous experience of the Prizefighter format, could well see himself in the final so long as he is focussed and doesn’t freeze.

His opponent will be;

Jahmaine Smyle

His record stands at (3-1-1) and is considered one of the bigger punchers in this tournament, which is always handy. His only loss has come against fellow Prizefighter competitor Wayne Reed and will surely be looking for revenge. Sadly I don’t think Smyle will get the chance to avenge his defeat because I don’t think he has the required skills to get past Dilks. But he definitely has the punchers chance, so watch this space.

Joe Ainscough

Now this guy has some story. Following a promising start to his career 2 years ago, Ainscough was stabbed twice from behind after he tried to intervene in a disturbance outside a pub in Liverpool. Doctors told the boxer he would never step foot in the ring again, but 2 years on, and following Adrian Dodson dropping out of the competition, Ainscough has the shot at a fairytale ending.

His first opponent will be;

Wayne Reed

He already boasts a victory over Jahmaine Smyle. His current record stands at (5-1) and isn’t really expected to make an impact in this tournament but if he can get the better of Ainscough, his side of the draw is quite favourable and with a bit of luck, he could find himself in the final.

Patrick J Maxwell

Boasts 11 KO’s in 16 wins and is definitely “the puncher” of the tournament. Most of Maxwell’s opponents have been journeymen and a quality operator could seriously trouble him. But with that sort of KO record you wouldn’t back against him but he faces a tall order (literally) against his opponent;

Rocky Fielding

He has only had 3 fights (all ending in a win) and boasts a superior height advantage over Maxwell, which he will have to use to his advantage if he is to progress.

Click Part 1 and Part 2 to see the preview of Prizefighter: Super-Middleweight “The Last Man Standing”.

Don’t forget to tune into Sky Sports 1 at 8pm for the tournament and be sure to check back on the site for a round-up of the nights action.

Comment below on who you believe will win this Prizefighter tournament.




2 responses

23 03 2011

Robin Reid will win this, i hope so anyway, i put £10 on him at 4/1

23 03 2011

Unsure about him, been out too long. Might throw some money on Dilks.

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