Southern Area champion Connor and unbeaten 21 year old Rice will battle for a spot in the first semi-final where they will face either Ryan ‘Crash Bang’ Taylor and Matty Tew, who clash in the second quarter-final.
Taylor’s first loss as a pro came against Liam Shinkwin when they met for the vacant Southern Area lightweight title in March, and they could meet in the final after Shinkwin was drawn in the third quarter-final against Eren Arif. The winner of that fight will face either Tony Owen or Chris Jenkins, who complete the line-up in quarter-final number four.
The 31st edition of the Betfair Prizefighter series is part of a great night of action in East London as lightweight star Kevin Mitchell returns to the ring from a 10-month absence following his World title challenge against Ricky Burns in September, with the action kicked off on the night action by former Commonwealth welterweight champion John O’Donnell in a four-rounder.
BETFAIR PRIZEFIGHTER LIGHT WELTERWEIGHTS III DRAW
Quarter Final 1 Danny Connor v Charlie Rice
Quarter Final 2 Ryan Taylor v Matty Tew
Quarter Final 3 Liam Shinkwin v Eren Arif
Quarter Final 4 Tony Owen v Chris Jenkins
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