Pryce plans to give more back to boxing
Bradley ‘Sugar Sweet’ Pryce (35-17, 19KO) is aiming to pass on his boxing knowledge to the next generation of potential punchers. The 33-year-old is in the process of acquiring a new building where he will set up ‘Sugar’s Gym’ to serve the local community. Pryce said, “I’m looking at a more permanent building for us. I’ve only got it at Rhymney Comprehensive School twice a week but I want to do more. I’m doing it off my own back, I’m not getting any money to train people. We’re looking at a bigger building where we can be open to train every day. That’s the future, a full time trainer.” The aim is for the gym to be open for users of all abilities and Pryce’s close friend and a former schoolboy boxing champion Clayton Finn will assist in taking training classes. Although originally from Newbridge, Pryce now lives in Abertysswg with his family and the gym will be opened in the Rhymney area. Admitting that he’s not been the best trainee in the past, Pryce believes that he’s learning lessons through coaching. He said, “I’ve never done the simple things in boxing, I’ve always done things the hard way but by me teaching my boxers to basics, it’s rubbing off on me as well. I’m teaching them techniques I’m not used to doing myself but I’m adapting to it.” The former Commonwealth champion has over 20 years of experience in the sport and has picked up tricks of the trade from respected coaches Enzo Calzaghe, Tony Borg and more recently, Jamie Arthur. Pryce said, “I’ve always said I’m not a boxing fan but since I took over training amateur boxers, it’s got me more involved and I like it. I’ve learned a lot off Jamie [Arthur – current trainer and manager] and it’s sticking in my head, it’s good and I’m enjoying it.” “We’ve got a good couple of seniors who want to box and I’m working hard with them but we have a lot of women who come too, to have fun and keep fit.” Pryce will still progress with his own fighting career and he will travel to Doncaster on November 7th to face the undefeated prospect Sam Sheedy (13-0, 3KO) in an eight round contest.