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Colin Lynes will take part in Prizefighter

PUBLISHED: 16:12 27 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:08 05 October 2010

French Souleymane Mbaye (R) punches British Colin Lynes during their light-welterweight European boxing championships fight, on July 3, 2009 at the Marcel Cerdan hall in Levallois-Perret near Paris. AFP PHOTO MEHDI FEDOUACH (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images)

French Souleymane Mbaye (R) punches British Colin Lynes during their light-welterweight European boxing championships fight, on July 3, 2009 at the Marcel Cerdan hall in Levallois-Perret near Paris. AFP PHOTO MEHDI FEDOUACH (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Colin Lynes is one of a trio of former European champions named to chase the £32,000 victory prize in the latest Matchroom Prizefighter tournament

Colin Lynes is one of a trio of former European champions named to chase the £32,000 victory prize in the latest Matchroom's Prizefighter tournament, for light welterweights, booked to take place in the National Hall at London's Olympia on Friday, December 4, writes Len Whaley.

Whitechapel-born Lynes, faces fierce opposition in the tournament which boasts the strongest line-up so far in Matchroom's successful Prizefighter series,

Ex-WBA World Champion Gavin Rees is among the eight leading light-welterweights named, alongside Ted Bami, Jason Cook who like Lynes, who have all held European belts.

Former British title-holders David Barnes and Barry Morrison will also be vying for the £32,000 winner's cheque, while Southern Area Champion Lee Purdy and unbeaten Newham-based Michael Grant also eye the big prize.

"It's a great list of entries," said trainer Cook this week,"but I think Colin has the ability to come through a winner."

Fight-wise Lynes knows that he takes a gamble. aiming to bounce back after suffering three straight defeats in title bouts, losing a highly controversial decision to Gianluca Branco when he defended his European title in Turin last year.

A home defeat against Irishman Paul McCloskey at Dagenham's Goresbrook Centre cost Lynes his British crown, before his bold bid to regain the European title against Souleymane M'Baye in Paris in July ended when he was again voted the loser in a close contest.

Lynes clearly has the appetite for action: "It's fantastic. The Prizefighter competition has become really popular and this seems to be the best line-up they've had. It'll be tough, but I'm really looking forward to it.

"The purse is great, but I want to get back fighting at that level. I know that if I can win this series, I'll be back in title contention in the new year."

Also booked for the event is Michael Grant, a classy light-welter based at east London's Ultrachem TKO gym with 12 wins and a draw from 13 bouts.


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