Upminster’s Taylor ready for professional debut

PUBLISHED: 12:23 07 September 2011


Prospect gets shot on Prizefighter card

Upminster’s Ryan Taylor is finalising preparations for his professional debut at Matchroom’s Prizefighter Light Middleweights event at Bethnal Green next Thursday (September 15).

Taylor, 22, has enjoyed a successful amateur career in the ring, representing England and winning London and Yorkshire ABA titles.

With 80 fights under his belt, including time competing in the New York Golden Gloves, Taylor gets his chance in the paid ranks in the first Prizefighter Prospect bout, which is being staged as a curtain-raiser to the main event at York Hall.

“I’ve been given the opportunity to be the first-ever Prizefighter Prospect and fight in front of a big crowd on my professional debut,” said Taylor.

“I’m overwhelmed by the interest and support I’ve received for what will be a very exciting show.”

The eight-man Prizefighter event will be shown live on Sky Sports and includes Brentwood’s Kris Agyei-Dua.

With only three professional fights to his name, all of them wins, Agyei-Dua will be looking to upset more established rivals on the night, including former WBU champion Takaloo and the unbeaten Wayne Goddard and Nick Quigley.

Jason Rowland, who trains Agyei-Dua at his Noble Art Gym in Rainham, said: “Kris has been looking good and deserves the chance to make his mark at the tournament.”

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