Sprott for Britain

11 04 2011

Sprott: Massive chance

British hopes will rest on the shoulders of Michael Sprott when he takes part in Prizefighters International Heavyweight show.

Sprott, who is the current domestic heavyweight champion of Prizefighter, has signed up for the May 7 tournament to replace Prizefighter’s inaugural champion, Martin Rogan.

The tournament will follow the same format, 8 boxers who square off until the final two meet for the £32,000 prize money.

Sprott, who defeated Matt Skelton to win the last heavyweight Prizefighter tournament hasn’t been seen in a UK ring since. Instead he has been over in Germany sparring with none other than Vitali Klitschko for three weeks, before claiming a unanimous decision over Turkish boxer Serdar Uysal in March.

Sprotts career hasn’t quite taken off as he would have liked after winning Prizefighter in the way it did for Audley Harrison and Rogan; who both earned shots for notable titles.

However Sprott believes Prizefighter gives him the perfect chance to put himself back on the map. He told Sky Sports: “I’m definitely ready to fly the flag for Britain, it’s going to be great mixing it with all the other countries, it adds a different twist to the night and I want to come out on top.

“I was hoping to get a big shot after winning the last Prizefighter I was in, but people avoided me. I know that if I win this Prizefighter with these big names in the line-up then surely I won’t be denied.”

This is definitely Sprotts last chance to make an impact, as at the age of 36 there aren’t going to be too many chances after this for him. Sprott will have his work cut out for him but I can see no reason why he can’t go and win the thing and maybe get that title shot he has desperately been looking for.

I mean if Fraudley can get a title chance, then surely no-one would begrudge Sprott his chance.

American Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson, whose only loss came on points against Vitali Klitschko, Irish-based Cuban Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez, a knock-out artist, and German Konstantin Airich, a former Danny Williams opponent, are the other confirmed fighters.

Check out Sprott in his last Prizefighter fight below:

(Part 1)

(Part 2)




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