Pryce preparing to knock Sheedy out to secure away win

Pryce preparing to knock Sheedy out to secure away win

Bradley ‘Sugar Sweet’ Pryce (35-17, 19KO) is planning to produce a conclusive knockout to secure an elusive win on the road. The 33-year-old travels to Doncaster on Friday to face the undefeated Sam Sheedy (13-0, 3KO) less than six weeks after being on the wrong end of a close points defeat against Lee Markham in London. Pryce said, “It [the Markham loss] was disappointing. I felt I won the fight, I boxed good and got off to the best start I’ve had in my career, I think. I took a couple of the early rounds, which is not like me. The end left a sick taste in my mouth but next time, it won’t go to points. “I can’t allow it to go to the scorecards. We won’t be going in to the last round. After the last fight, I felt robbed and that’s not going to happen this time. I’m going there to take him out, knock him out.” The former Calzaghe gym member hasn’t won on the road for 16 months and his next opportunity will come in an eight round contest. Admitting that Sheedy does hold some advantages, Pryce was realistic about what he needs to do to win. He said, “He looks quite difficult to box against; in and out, fast on his feet and obviously that’s why his nickname is ‘speedy’. I don’t think it’ll be a case of him coming to me, it’ll be a case of me chasing him and trying to trap him. “In my last fight, you could see that I got started a lot faster. I’m not wasting my time in the early rounds and coming on strong later on, I’ll put it all in the early rounds now. Eight rounds will be perfect for me going flat out.” Friday’s fight isn’t the first time the pair have been scheduled to face each other. Earlier in the year, the contest was scrapped on two occasions due to Sheedy suffering injuries. Aware that his recent form has been less than flattering of his talent, Pryce accepts that Sheedy is targeting him as a scalp due to his established name and former title success. The Welshman warns that he plans to give Sheedy a reality check but acknowledges that a loss would make him reassess his own goals. Pryce said, “This is the fight that tells me where I’m at. If I can’t beat this guy, forget titles. I still think about titles, even though I’ve got quite a lot of losses on my record. I know on my day, I’m still good enough. With this fight, I’m planning on another nice win and getting back up there. “I think he’s ranked 25th in Britain with BoxRec and that’s because he hasn’t boxed no-one who anyone has heard of. Obviously, he wants to break in to the top ten and I’m ranked tenth, he wants that spot and go on to fight for major titles but my job is simple – take him out.”

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