A BATTLE of the Prizefighter winners will kick off thee Super 8 heavyweight tournament at The Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand on June 4.
Inaugural Prizefighter winner Martin Rogan faces Michael Sprott in a bout many would like to have seen happen for a domestic title a number of years ago.
Belfast’s Rogan and England’s Sprott are two of a field is made up of former WBC heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, American Alonzo Butler, Hunter Sam, Brice Ritani Coe and Antz Hansen.
Prize Money is $500,000 and the bouts all take place on the night. Winners of the first round progress to the semi-final. Each bout is for three rounds.
Super 8 First Round Draw
Hasim Rahman (50-8-2) vs Antz Nansen (3-2)
Alonso Butler (30-2-1) vs Brice Ritani-Coe (3-2-1)
Michael Sprott (40-21) vs Martin Rogan (16-5)
Kali Meehan (38-5) vs Hunter Sam (9-2-2)