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Carroll draws the favourite in Prizefighter quarter finals

IF Jono Carroll is to win Prizefighter the lightweights III this Saturday night he will have to do it the hard way.

The Celtic Warrior Gym fighter has been paired with Stephen Foster Jr the tournament favourite at the quarter final stage and is in the same side of the draw as former Prizefighter winner Gary Buckland.

Both Foster and Buckland have been tipped to win the tournament and are vastly experienced in comparison to novice pro Carroll.

You get the feeling from challenge hungry Carroll he would like to beat the best to win the career changing tournament. Former British champ Foster has faced some big British names over his 39 fight career trading leather with the likes of Anthony Crolla, Alex Arthur, Derry Matthew and Buckland. Whilst Buckland  record makes for similar reading.

You get the feeling challenge hungry Carroll will want to beat the best en route to winning the career changing tournament and will relish the chance to fight such well know names. Indeed, if he gets past Foster and the winner of Buckland versus Moore he will take a massive stride forward in his career.

The draw:

Quarter-final 1: Craig Whyatt vs. Lee Martin

Quarter-final 2: Michael Devine vs. Danny Connor

Quarter-final 3: Stephen Foster Jnr. vs. Jono Carroll

Quarter-final 4: Gary Buckland vs. Floyd Moore


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