The official line up for the league's November 28th Quest Knockout Tournament in association with Reisser performance screws was finally confirmed on Saturday night, after the live draw took place at the league's penultimate show of the 2015 season.
After weeks of speculation surrounding which of the 8 middleweights selected for the historic show would face each other in the opening quarter final round of the tournament, the shows fans got their answers on Saturday night when the draw finally took place. First to be drawn at random from the top four seeded competitors was 3 division champion and current Queensbury British middleweight champion Gareth Gardner. The undisputed P4P ruler was drawn against former professional fighter Leo "The Lion" O'Reilly in a mouthwatering opening clash of the show.
Drawn in quarter final number 2, second seed and Queensbury national middleweight champion John "Charlsey" Hefford will open his Quest account clashing with wildcard entrant Jamie Andrews in a showdown that most will favour Hefford to progress in. Hefford has competed at a much higher level in the league and knows Andrews well from previous sparring sessions, but the format offers the potential to throw up some upsets along the way and Hefford could still come unstuck against the tall rangy Andrews.
In the third quarter final former undefeated regional and national middleweight champion Kieran "Lightsout" Leinster returns after a year out of the competition to face a tough opener against former Queensbury British light middleweight champion Aaron Lowery. Both Leinster and Lowery have only ever tasted defeat once in the competition both at the hands of top seed Gareth Gardner, and both will have one eye on a potenial rematch if they can come through a tricky opener.
And completing the quarter final draw, fourth seed and former British middleweight title challenger Joel "Smoke" Wanderema returns after beating Rossco Parker to face hotly tipped contender Tey Lynn-Jones in a real clash of styles. Wanderema has built his reputation on taking the fight to all his opponents with his aggressive come forward style of fighting, but with an eight inch height disadvantage to overcome Wanderema will have his work cut out for himself if he is to make it to teh semi final with a potential clash with the winner of Leinster and Lowery.
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