Boxing - Jenkins the favourite in Prizefighter

Chris Jenkins is the 3-1 favourite to take the £32,000 in tonight's sold-out Prizefighter Light Welterweights III.

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Boxing - Jenkins the favourite in Prizefighter
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Welshman Chris Jenkins the favourite in tonight's Prizefighter

The unbeaten Welshman (7-0) takes on Carshalton's Tony Owen (14-1) in the fourth quarter final, and the 24 year old is promising fireworks.

“I will approach it as I always do – rock and roll style!” said Jenkins. “I have a game plan, we have done my work in the gym.

“I have watched Prizefighter previously and you need a high work-rate, which is what I have got. But if you have to but a bomb out to catch them and the knockout comes then the knockout comes, but I will be looking to win the rounds.”

Southern Area champion Danny Connor and unbeaten 21 year old Charlie 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.

As well as the seven Prizefighter three rounders, Dagenham lightweight Kevin Mitchell (33-2) returns to the ring from a ten month absence following his World title challenge against Ricky Burns in September. Mitchell will box Frenchman Sebastien Benito (10-6) over eight rounds. The action kicks off with former Commonwealth welterweight champion John O’Donnell (27-2) against IOW Assassin Jay Morris (15-39-3) in a four-rounder.

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