Red Corner Promotions were hoping to bring in the 35 year old former British title challenger as an opponent for ‘Cool Hand’ in a BUI Celtic Warrior middleweight title fight at the National Stadium next month.
However, the promoters revealed that the Welsh fighter turned down the clash in favour of a York Hall-hosted rematch with prospect Justin Menzie, a rematch-demanding fighter he stopped last time out.
“We offered Bradley Pryce the chance to fight Luke for this title,” Red Corner’s Jonathan Graham told Irish-Boxing.com.
“We felt the offer made, which was substantial for the level of fight, would tempt him, but he chose to fight on a York Hall fight for less money in a clash he knows he will win.
“We offered Bradley Pryce a considerable amount of money, something which most of us wouldn’t even earn in two or three months.”
“Instead he’s elected to fight a novice, who’s only had four fights, at the York Hall for a quarter of the money – basically because he’s running scared of Luke.”
“We have other good opponents in mind for Luke and we hope to make an announcement soon.”