Michael Sprott wins Prizefighter
Michael Sprott has won the fourth edition of Prizefighter heavyweights, triumphing over Matt Skelton in the final by a split decision.
Sprott takes home the trophy and £32,000 prize money for the night’s work, which started with a unanimous decision over former finalist Danny Hughes and continued in the same vein when he cruised past novice Shane McPhilbin by the same result in the semi-final.
Skelton’s route to the final saw him walk through Ali Adams, and then win a controversial decision over Mike Tyson conqueror Kevin McBride after the Irishman scored a clear knockdown over Skelton in round two that was missed by the ref.
It was another packed house at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London for the latest edition of Barry Hearn’s one night elimination tournament.