Maccarinelli backs nephew Webb in Prizefighter
Enzo Maccarinelli says his nephew Tobias Webb can stun home favourite Robin Reid in Prizefighter Super Middleweights II at Liverpool Olympia on March 23 – and he’s putting his money where his mouth is.
Maccarinelli will be ringside on Wednesday night to support his 22 year-old unbeaten nephew Tobias as he steps into the ring against Reid in the third quarter-final of the night.
If Webb can make the 40 year-old his fifth win of his short professional career, then he will face the winner of Carl Dilks and Jahmaine Smyle in the semi-finals.
The Swansea fighter, who beat the first Prizefighter Super-Middleweights champion Patrick Mendy on his debut in March 2009, has a fine amateur pedigree as a ten-time Welsh ABA champion.
Webb names his uncle and former WBO cruiserweight king as his mentor, and Enzo believes that Sky Sports viewers are in for a treat when they see Webb in action, and that his amateur skills could see him prevail.
‘I have had a very large bet on Tobias so I'm very confident that he'll win!’ said Maccarinelli. ‘I spoke to Tobias right after the draw – he was working away in the gym and he was chuffed to get Robin.
‘To be honest, he didn't really care who he had to fight but getting Robin in his hometown and in his big night comeback will be a great test for him.’