The last four names have been revealed for the next Prizefighter tournament
Last Updated: 05/01/13 11:01am
Kal Yafai: Poised to return on the Prizefighter bill (Pic leighdawneyphotography.com)
The line-up for Prizefighter - Welterweights III has been finalised with four more names thrown into the hat for the event on January 19, live on Sky Sports.
Calum Cooper, Rob Hunt, Steven Pearce and Mark Thompson have been given the all-clear to join Glenn Foot, Dale Evans and Chad Gaynor and 'Notorious' Nasser Al Harbi in the eight-man knockout tournament.
Local boys Cooper and Pearce make it five unbeaten fighters in the line-up, and are likely to prove popular in the event at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Thompson returned to action in April 2012 after two years out of the ring and challenged former World Amateur champion Jack Culcay for the WBA Inter-Continental light middleweight title in Germany in September.
Stafford's Hunt is aiming to push for honours this year after a frustrating 2012 with just two fights to his name after hunting a second title shot following disappointment in his British Masters bout in November 2010.
"Picking the final fighters for January 19 was a real headache as all the names in the hat had a strong case," said promoter Eddie Hearn.
"It's another hungry group of boxers who will put it all on the line in Wolverhampton and move themselves into a strong position in one of the most competitive divisions in Britain.
"The Civic Hall is a great venue for Prizefighter with the packed house right on top of the action, and we're expecting a great night in the Black Country."
The evening will also see the return of promising Birmingham bantamweight Kal Yafai, who will look to continue his ascent in another eight round contest.