Prizefighter International Heavyweight king Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British Welterweight title defence against Colin Lynes at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday night live on Sky Sports 1/HD1.
Mike Perez was crowned the first ever Prizefighter International champion, blasting his way to victory with two first round wins on a knockout heavyweight night at Alexandra Palace, London.
Irish-based Cuban Perez extended his unbeaten record to 16 fights and stopped American Tye Fields in just 42 seconds of the first round of the final with a typically savage attack that forced the referee to intervene.
Two-thousand pounds of heavyweight boxing talent collides in the ring tonight, fighting to be crowned the first Prizefighter International Heavyweight King – and for the first time fans from all over the world can watch the action live online.
The British Boxing Board of Control have passed a proposed rule change for reserves in Prizefighter ahead of the International Heavyweights night at Alexandra Palace on May 7, live on Sky Sports.
The change means that should a winning boxer in Prizefighter fail to pass a medical to progress to the next stage, the losing fighter can go through in their place subject to the Board’s medical offices clearing them to do so.
Knockout American fighter Tye Fields is the latest man to join the line-up for Prizefighter International Heavyweights at Alexandra Palace on May 7.
The 6ft 8in southpaw has 41 knockouts from his 45 wins as a pro, and his incredible knockout percentage means fans are in for a treat when the 36-year-old enters the ring in the 18th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournaments, live on Sky Sports.
After the April Fool’s gag last week that had Sky Sports pundits Johnny Nelson and Glenn McCrory making a ring return, the boys at Matchroom Sport are back with a more serious announcement.
Michael Sprott will fly the flag for Britain in the Prizefighter International Heavyweights on May 7 at London’s Alexandra Palace, aiming for back-to-back titles in the series.
Matchroom Sport will hold an international version of their hit king of the ring tournament on May 7 at Alexandra Palace and live on Sky Sports.
Prizefighter International Heavyweights promises to be the biggest night since the series began in April 2008, and is the first time fighters from outside the UK and Ireland have been invited to take part.