Prizefighter hits American screens through Fox Sports
Light-Heavyweights II show airs Stateside tonight
As Prizefighter prepares for international fighters to make their debut on the series, we are delighted to announce that the Light-Heavyweights II show features on the FOX Network in America this weekend.
Fuel TV – part of FOX Sports Media Group – will transmit the quarter-finals of the Light-Heavyweights II night in Liverpool from 10pm EST, with the hour-long show repeated four times on Friday (1am and 4.30am) and Saturday (10.30pm and 1.30am). The semi-finals and final will be aired on Friday 8 April.
The Prizefighter Light-Heavyweights II – the 16th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night tournaments – was won by Travis Dickinson, who followed in his older brother Jon-Lewis’ footsteps after he took the Prizefighter Cruiserweights II title in April 2010.
Launched in July 2003 Fuel TV showcases an eclectic mix of sports including skateboarding, snowboarding and other extreme sports and is available to over 26 million households in America.
The Prizefighter International Heavyweights show on May 7 from London’s Alexandra Palace with New Jersey’s Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson becoming the first American to take part in the series. Johnson boasts 24 victories and just one defeat, a points loss to Vitali Klitschko in a WBC title challenge in December 2009. The 31 year-old is joined by unbeaten Irish-based Cuban Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez, who holds ten knockout victories from 13 fights, all inside three rounds, and he is joined by another power-puncher who should revel in Prizefighter’s all-action format.
Big-hitting German Konstantin Airich holds 13 knockouts from 16 wins and is remembered for a crazy fight with Danny Williams in May 2008. Further names are expected to be added early next week as promoters Matchroom Sport promise an explosive night of action with a multi-national flavour.
Tickets for Prizefighter International Heavyweights at London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday 7 May are available from Matchroom Sport priced £35 unreserved, £50 and £60 ringside and £120 VIP – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.