Prizefighter moves to ExCel

Heavyweight clash expected to be 5,000 sell-out

Last Updated: 07/09/09 11:52am

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Prizefighters: on the move

Prizefighters: on the move

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The upcoming Prizefighter heavyweight tournament has had to be moved due to the demand for tickets.

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"We're looking to go up to 5,000 seats at the ExCel and with the way tickets have been flying out the door, I am anticipating a sell-out."
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The October 2 tournament, which will feature fierce rivals Danny Williams, Audley Harrison and Michael Sprott, has been switched the ExCel Arena in London.

It was scheduled to take place at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, but with the 1,100 tickets selling out within 48 hours, Prizefighter supremo Barry Hearn has been forced to switch to a bigger venue.

"We felt that a sold out York Hall would create a superb atmosphere for what is the most high profile Prizefighter yet, but with the unprecedented demand it was only fair to give everyone a chance to be at what will be boxing's night of the year" he said.

"We're looking to go up to 5,000 seats at the ExCel and with the way tickets have been flying out the door, I am anticipating a sell-out."

The line-up for the third heavyweight tournament sees Williams, Harrison and Sprott top a star-studded line-up has had British boxing buzzing since it's announcement.

The three former British champions will be joined by another, Scott Gammer as well as Michael Holden, Coleman Barrett, Danny Hughes and Scott Belshaw in the eight-man competition.

Tickets are priced at £40 and £80 and are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

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