Sykes back for Prizefighter
Mathews also named in line up for latest edition in October
Last Updated: 26/07/12 4:38pm
Gary Sykes: Lost in previous appearance in Prizefighter
Gary Sykes and Derry Mathews are the big names headlining the next edition of Betfair Prizefighter - Lightweights II on October 6.
The 26th edition of Prizefighter promises to be a cracker as former British lightweight champ Mathews and ex-super featherweight title holder Sykes are joined by Liverpool pair Stephen Jennings and Terry Needham and Sykes' fellow Yorkshireman Liam Patrick Walsh as the first five names in the line-up.
It will be the second time Mathews and Sykes have fought in the same Prizefighter tournament, with Liverpudlian Mathews reaching the final of the super-featherweights night In November 2010 losing out to Gary Buckland, who stunned Sykes in the semi-final with a brutal first round knockout.
Sykes entered the tournament as British champ and defended the belt against Carl Johanneson before Buckland took it from him.
The Dewsbury stylist is aiming to right the wrong from his first appearance in Prizefighter and to also keep in the world title mix after his shot at Adrien Broner's WBO belt was taken away on the collapsed rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan.
Mathews, who lost his British title in July in a fantastic battle with European champion Gavin Rees, has history with Jennings having beaten his fellow Merseysider in July 2011 for the British Masters title.
On the same bill at Liverpool Olympia, Rocky Fielding will challenge Wayne Reed for the Central Area super middleweight title.