Taylor chasing Prizefighter crown

Upminster's Ryan Taylor (right) is named in the final Prizefighter line-up

Upminster's Ryan Taylor (right) is named in the final Prizefighter line-up - Credit: Archant

Upminster boxer named in final line-up

Upminster’s Ryan Taylor, Liam Shinkwin and Tony Owen are the final three names in the Betfair Prizefighter Light-welterweights III, screened live on Sky Sports from the York Hall, Bethnal Green, on July 6.

The sold-out night will also feature Dagenham fighter Kevin Mitchell’s return to action in a 10-rounder, as the lightweight aims to get back on the world title trail after falling to WBO king Ricky Burns in a thrilling challenge in Glasgow last September. Old friends Taylor (7-1-1) and Shinkwin (6-0-1) clashed for the Southern Area lightweight title at Wembley Arena in March, with the latter taking a points decision and his former sparring partner’s ‘0’. Former Newham boxer Taylor will be desperate to gain revenge if the draw pits the pair together.

Carshalton’s Owen (14-1) is no stranger to York Hall and the southpaw will be looking to launch himself onto the big stage and into title contention with success in east London.

The final trio join Chris Evangelou (9-2), Danny Connor (8-5-1), Southampton’s Matty Tew (12-1) and unbeaten pair Eren Arif (3-0) and Charlie Rice (6-0) in battling for the title and the £32,000 winner’s cheque.


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