Pictures: Boxer’s tattoos

Boxer’s and body art are as inseparable as Essex babes and spray tan. Whether to pass the pain threshold test or ease the naked feeling of always being de-robed, a lot of fighters have ‘em and unlike the tanning stuff they don’t wash off. So in ode to boxers and some of their more crazy tattooed contingent, here’s a gallery of some of the wackiest ink in the sport…

Johnny Tapia

Travis Dickinson wins Prizefighter Light-Heavyweights II

Travis Dickinson made Prizefighter a family affair on Saturday, claiming the Light Heavyweights II title in a dramatic night at London’s Olympia to join brother Jon-Lewis as a Prizefighter champion.

Dickinson faced reserve fighter Sam Couzens in the final after pre-tournament favourite Tony Dodson was forced to pull out of the tournament with severe cuts above his right eye having come through tough fights against Michael Banbula and Menay Edwards to reach the final.

Things get tense at Prizefighter weigh-in

Tonight’s Prizefighter Light Heavyweights II from Olympia, London promises to be a volatile affair after tensions ran high at yesterday’s weigh-in.

The fighters gathered in the venue for the weigh-in on Friday afternoon, and as the Sky Sports cameras rolled, it was clear that the contenders could hardly wait to fight for the trophy and £32,000.

Prizefighter Light Heavyweights II draw

Unbeaten prospects Travis Dickinson and Llewellyn Davies will put their records on the line when they meet in the second quarter-final of Prizefighter Light Heavyweights II at Olympia on Saturday January 29.
Coventry’s Davies, who has five wins from as many bouts so far in his professional career, believes the winner of his fight with Dickinson will win the 16th Prizefighter competition and take home the £32,000 first prize.

Prizefighter back with a bang in 3D!

The first Prizefighter tournament of 2011 sees the light-heavyweights take over Olympia in London on Saturday January 29 – with Sky Sports showing it in 3D for the first time.

The 16th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man one-night tournament breaks new ground again as just the second boxing show to be broadcast in 3D – with some of Britain’s hottest light-heavyweights enter the Kensington venue in the second outing for the division in the format.