Power- packed prelims

MURRAY GREIG, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:25 AM ET

Anthony Lessard and Trevor Moyah spilled a lot of each other's blood in Edmonton's 2007 fight of the year.

The crosstown middleweight rivals both kissed the canvas in battling to a six-round draw 19 months ago, but tomorrow night they'll settle the score in the featured prelim on the five-bout Size Matters card at the River Cree Resort & Casino.

LONG WAIT

"It's been a long wait ... a lot of ups and downs, but now the rematch is finally a reality," said Lessard (6-4-2, 4 KOs), who busted his right hand on Moyah's head in their first fight.

"This is a chance for both of us to step up to the next level, so I'm expecting the same kind of war as last time."

Moyah (3-4-1, 1 KO) echoed that sentiment.

"Both of us have something to prove; all I know is that neither of us is gonna leave anything in the ring," he said.

"We know each other's styles so well, it's going to come down to who wants it the most. And that's me."

The other featured prelim will see crowd-pleasing Canadian cruiserweight champ Frank White of Sarnia, Ont., take on Brock Stodden of Bremerton, Wash.

"I love fighting in Edmonton, and while I'm not looking past this fight, I'd love to come back here to defend my title -- hopefully against (James) Cermak," said the hammer-fisted White, who's 6-2-1 with 4 KOs.

Stodden, 18-15-1 with 9 KOs, said he'll let his fists speak for him.

"It's great to be in Edmonton, but I know nobody's here to listen to me talk," he said at yesterday's media conference.

HEAVYWEIGHTS

The other prelims on tomorrow's card are an eight-round heavyweight bout between Cisse Salif of Las Vegas (23-14-2, 21 KOs) and Florida's Jason Gavern (17-5-3, 8 KOs), and a six-round super middleweight showdown between Jason Douglas of Kitchener, Ont. (6-1, 3 KOs) and California's Ivan Rodriguez (9-5-1, 3 KOs).


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