Prizefighter Preview: Johnson a worthy jolly


Prizefighter returns to our screens tomorrow night for another International Heavyweights show in Bethnal Green, and with Matchroom having taken the decision to revert back to making the draw early, punters have been given plenty of time to find where the value lies.

This year’s field has a very one sided look to it and here is my quick rundown of each contender:

Albert Sosnowski – The Brentwood based Pole will certainly have his supporters but to me it looks like the crushing Dimitrenko defeat has left its mark on him and the draw to Hastings Rasani sort of backs up that view. He has the dream draw (he is in the first fight) but I wouldn’t be surprised if he crashed out.

Mo Harris – The USA heavyweight gatekeeper has pretty much been in with everyone. He too has the dream draw in fight 1 I believe he still has some ambition and perhaps in this novelty it could rekindle his enthusiasm.

Kevin Johnson – “Kingpin” looks the class horse in the field (not that the field looks that strong). He has a reasonable draw and a good looking path to the final and it’s his to lose in my opinion.

Noureddine Meddoune – The rag in the field is completely out of his depth against KJ and won’t get through is first fight. as much chance of winning as me going to the moon.

Tor Hamer – This excellent named fighter appears on the face of it to be a lively outsider. This might be the case and certainly has a chance of making the final from his draw position.

Marcelo Luiz Nascimento – This former Tyson Fury victim faces Hamer the mystery opponent in the first round, and if Hamer is any kop then this is the last of Nasciemento we shall see on UK shores.

Tom Dallas – Big Tom sadly looks like defeats to David Price and Matt Skelton have knocked the stuffing out of him and it leaves me to question his commitment to the sport. He  has a terrible draw and possibly a more ambitious Tom in the other corner.

Tom Little – A big night for the 3-0 rookie. He has nothing to lose and a big performance will at least make him a face on Sky Sports cameras. Only has to want it more than Dallas to gain a semi final berth.
Conclusion: To me Johnson looks head and shoulders above this field so I make him an odds-on shot to lift the titel. In the first round let’s take Mo Harris to cause the first big shock and Tom Little to win the battle of the Toms.

Daily Sport recommended bets:

3pts win Mo Harris to beat Albert Sosnowski – 9/4 Bet365

1pt Win Tom Little to beat Tom Dallas – 10/11 Sky Bet

6pts win Kevin Johnson to win Prize fighter – 11/8 Skybet


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