Prizefighter is back today with a welterweight tournament featuring veterans Junior Witter, Colin Lynes and Kevin McIntyre, and potential darkhorse Yassine El Maachi, plus, you know, a few other guys, including unbeatens John Wayne Hibbert and Bobby Gladman, Nathan Graham, and journeyman Peter McDonagh.
Here are the first round matchups:
Kevin McIntyre (28-7, 9 KO) vs John Wayne Hibbert (7-0, 4 KO)
Colin Lynes (34-8, 12 KO) vs Bobby Gladman (7-0-1, 0 KO)
Junior Witter (37-4-2, 22 KO) vs Nathan Graham (11-2, 5 KO)
Yassine El Maachi (14-4, 5 KO) vs Peter McDonagh (16-20, 2 KO)
The show starts at 3 p.m. EDT on Sky Sports 1 in the United Kingdom, and we'll be here with live, round-by-round coverage of all the three-round action. My pick is going to be El Maachi, as much as I'm not a big fan of his. I just think he's got the right draw and the right skills for this setup, but I give Lynes a good shot, and my deep upset pick is Hibbert pulling a Rocky Fielding on us.