Reed set for Prizefighter challenge

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WAYNE Reed is bullish over his chances of causing an upset on the TV Prizefighter Super Middleweights II show next week.

The Sheffield puncher is adamant the competition, which will be screened on Sky television and sees the winner pocket a £32,000 cheque, is wide open.

The eight-man line-up includes Joe Ainscough, who replaces Adrian Dodson, Carl Dilks, Tony Quigley and Robin Reid.

Reed told The Star: “I think I have got a really good chance. I don’t think there is a clear favourite for the tournament.

“There are no weak links. Everybody is there on merit and there is a good blend of youth and experience.”

Southpaw Reed trains at Glyn Rhodes’ gym. Since turning pro in 2008, his record reads five wins, one loss.

“I am not bothered who I come up against,” said Reed. “One of the guys in it, Jahmaine Smyle, I stopped in the second round so I don’t fear any of them.

“It is making me nervous but I like being nervous because it makes me perform better. It is going to be a great experience and I can’t wait.

“This is a big opportunity for me and I want to make sure that I grab it with both hands.”

Reed says he would develop his house and go on holiday if he won Prizefighters.