Prince captures vacant MBC International title at York Hall

PrinceVictorious6031Former WBO international light-heavyweight champion Mark Prince took the vacant MBC international cruiserweight strap at York Hall on Saturday night [August 2] when he unanimously out pointed Jiri Svacina over 10 rounds, winning the bout 100-90, 100-90 and 100-93.

For Tottenham fighter Prince this was only his 3rd fight in 14 years and helped raise awareness for the Kiyan Prince Foundation a charity set-up to honour Prince’s son who was a talented young footballer with QPR who was murdered in 2006. The trust helps educate young people against knife crime.

Prince told DAILY SPORT Boxing after his win “Firstly I must thank Shyam (promoter Shyam Batra) for giving me this opportunity and Baz (Rehman) for sponsoring the fight.

He’s (Svacina) an awkward customer, he frustrated me, I wanted to step things up but couldn’t risk it, he throws shots from unusual angles.

I’m happy to have gone the distance, it’s good to get the rounds in, though disappointed for the fans that the fight was not that thrilling to watch.

Winning the title mean so much to me, but it means much more to the memory of my wonderful talented son Kiyan and those we help through the Kiyan Prince Foundation.

That’s what this is all about, it’s not personal glory, it’s to show the young people, that the KPF come into contact with that anything is possible, if you want it and are dedicated enough you too can be a winner.”

The chief support on the bill saw George Hilliard beat Belfast’s Tommy Tolan on points over 6 rounds 59-55.

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