Undefeated Brooklyn Heavyweight Prospect Pryce Taylor looking forward to fighting in Atlantic City on May 11th

NEW YORK CITY (April 30, 2024) – Undefeated Brooklyn heavyweight prospect Pryce Taylor (3-0, 2 KOs) is looking forward to fighting May11th at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The 6’ 4”, 27-year-old Taylor is matched against Lawrence King, Jr. (2-1, 1 KO), of Rochester (NY), in a four-round bout on a card presented by Boxing Insider Promotions (BIP).

“Atlantic City loves a strong heavyweight,” BIP promoter Larry Goldberg said. “Pryce Taylor is a future star in the heavyweight division. Boxing Insider Promotions is excited to work with Pryce a second time and to feature him May 11 at Tropicana Atlantic City.”

Taylor has family roots in New Jersey, and he’s confident in having a lot of support fighting in Atlantic City.

“My dad was born in Cape May, which is only an hour away from Atlantic City, and I have relatives all over that area,” Taylor explained. “My grandmother had 13 kids and I have a lot of aunts, uncles and cousins coming to my fight.”

In his most recent fight, Taylor went the four-round distance for the first time as a pro, albeit a “shutout” performance, winning each round on all three judges’ scorecards this past March 7th versus Antonio Torres (4-1).

“I’m learning all the time and in my last fight I learned that it’s hard to stop guys who really don’t want to fight,” Taylor noted. “When you hit as hard as I do, opponents start covering up as soon as they get hit. As long as the outcome in the end is a win, my dream of becoming heavyweight champion of the world remains alive.”

A decorated U.S. amateur boxer, highlighted by his two New York Golden Gloves Championship titles, Taylor was also a four-time runner-up in USA National Championships, including one to super heavyweight Joshua Edwards, who has qualified to represent Team USA in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Taylor has only been working with his manager, NYC-based lawyer Keith Sullivan, for five months. Sullivan, who is a former Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Athletic Commission, has scheduled him for five pro fights during that relatively short period, which is an exceptionally impressive pace in today’s modern era. One fight was canceled due to the opponent failing an eye exam at the weigh-in and Sullivan spent hours working the phone trying to secure a last-minute replacement to no avail.

Sullivan and Pryce adopt the old-school mentality that a fighter needs ring experience and to be kept active if they are going to be a world champion. “I always tell my fighters to exclusively focus on the fight in front of them, and just know that I am working on the two behind that,” Sullivan explained. “Pyrce is developing impressively and I’m making sure he is pushed at the right pace, but not to his detriment. He has world-title power and size, and I am putting him in position for the right opportunities.”

Last year, Taylor had seven wins fighting for New York in the Team Combat League (TCL), which is a one-round, team format competition. Technically-speaking, the wins are not part of his professional boxing record, but Pryce has benefited from that experience, and he is competing again this season for NYC Attitude.

Taylor played basketball for one season at Corning Community College in upstate New York, and now is gradually making a name for himself in pro boxing circles.

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