Brooklyn heavyweight Pryce Taylor appears to have a reputation extra applicable for a banker, lawyer, or enterprise government than a prize fighter. His identify, nevertheless, is one to trace as a result of Taylor is a adorned American novice boxer making his skilled debut December 1st at Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York.
The 6’ 4”, 240-pound Taylor is scheduled to face Mike Diorio (1-6-1, 0 KOs), of Cortland (NY), in a four-round bout on a card offered by Prime Time Promotions. If all goes as deliberate, Taylor’s supervisor, Keith Sullivan, has him scheduled to get proper again within the ring on Dec. sixteenth at Sony Corridor in Instances Sq..
“I can’t wait till I struggle,” Taylor mentioned. “It’s excellent. I’m blessed to be preventing at dwelling to convey out my household, mates, and followers. It feels good. I’m wanting ahead to preventing with out head gear and utilizing smaller gloves.”
Taylor isn’t a typical pro-debuting boxer. He began boxing comparatively late in life and is already 27 years previous and clearly must be on the quick observe, one thing he’s greater than open to with a purpose to kick begin his professional profession.
“As a professional,” Pryce famous, “I’d prefer to struggle like they did again within the day. I’d struggle each week if I may. I’d do it!”
“Pyrce and I had a dialog about what it could take for him to realize his goals and objectives,” Sullivan commented. “He’s dedicated to the plan we got here up with and I’m excited to be serving to him. There’s something particular about him each out and in of the ring. His future in boxing is limitless together with his skillset and dimension.”
Taylor can also be a germaphobe, which is uncommon for a professional boxer.
“I don’t like blood, so I understand how to not get headbutted,” he defined. “If there’s a whole lot of blood coming off my opponent, I’m going to complete him rapidly.”
A celebrated novice boxer, the Manny Roman-trained Taylor determined to show professional after failing to qualify to compete within the Olympic Qualifiers. He was a two-time New York Golden Gloves Champion, however a bridesmaid in 4 USA Nationwide Championships, ending second to an elite quartet together with Joshua Edwards, who simply certified to characterize as a brilliant heavyweight for Staff USA within the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
“I nonetheless have Olympic goals and execs can struggle within the Olympics,” Taylor remarked. “I turned professional now as a result of I didn’t need to wait 4 extra years, however my sister lives in Senegal and I thought of getting a twin passport and becoming a member of the Senegalese Olympic Boxing Staff.
“However I need to have as many fights as a professional that I can, develop into the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and defend my title till someone retires me.”
Taylor is a self-described adaptable fighter who can field or brawl, struggle inside or be difficult, and even awkward at instances.
“I do no matter must be executed to beat-up my opponent,” he concluded. “That’s all the time the purpose.”