Welshman gets call for British title
Bradley Pryce will be hoping that it will be third time lucky when he challenges for the 154lb Lonsdale belt on February 5th. It will be the Newport boxer’s third attempt at a British title after two previous failures.
The 29 year-old held the Commonwealth title between 2006 and 2008, but came up short domestically against Neil Sinclair in 2003 and Michael Jennings in 2005 when campaigning at welterweight.
Having avenged the Sinclair defeat in the recent Prizefighter series, Pryce (31-8-0), moved back down to welterweight for his last two fights, but moves back up to ironically replace Prince Arron, whom he lost out to in the semi-finals.
He now challenges champion Sam Webb, who dethroned Anthony Small in his career best win last March, before stopping Martin Concepcion in eleven rounds in his first defence seven months later and will be a tough task for “Sweet Sugar.”
Webb, 29, has just one loss in his 18 contests so far, a stoppage loss on cuts in only his fifth professional contest against British-based Estonian Aleksei Stoda, but remains unbeaten in the last four years and will be confident of retaining his title.
Phil D. Jay