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Polished Prince Brady promises to “shine like church shoes” on pro debut

Prince Brady has waited for this moment for so long.

The Skerries bantamweight makes his professional debut tomorrow night at the famous York Hall in London.

Zimbabwean-born and Dublin-raised, the former Bracken BC fighter moved to London to pursue his dream, training out of the famous West Ham ABC with the likes of heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois.

After recovering from a stab-wound to the neck two years ago which left him in a coma, a pro move for Brady materialised with the reputable Steve Goodwin.

Now, following a slight delay following a proposed September start, ‘Dreamhills’ will step into the ring tomorrow on the ‘Violent Engagement’ card.

23 year old Brady is looking to put on a performance but, when speaking to Irish-Boxing.com on the eve of his debut, notes “how things are different to what he anticipated.

Brady outlined how “at this particular moment I don’t know, it’s weird if I’m honest, it’s a lot different that I expected.”

“It’s a different type of pressure I suppose, but performing is in my blood as some may seen me at my own shows or even back in primary, I do it effortlessly.”

“I can’t wait to display it in front of boxing fans, but I’m very blessed and thankful everyday for the life I have. I’m healthy and grateful for the God-given talents.

The fighter, who also doubles as a recording artist, loves the stage – indeed he returns to Ireland following his fight and has a New Year’s Eve show booked in Belfast.

While he is born to perform, even Brady has the same pre-fight nerves and jitters that keep all boxers sharp.

“Yes of course it’s always frightening and nerve-wracking before you head out the ring,” he admits.

“Hearing the crowd cheering, not knowing how they are going to take you, your adrenaline pumping as fast as it can, bright lights right before your eyes in different colours and then you walk out everyone staring at you and only you.”

“Your music is playing out loud and you’re trying your best to keep a straight face.eventually you stay calm and collected, composed and focused on what you have trained for.”

“But after that first punch all the nervous disappear and the action begins,”

Brady has been given a very solid opening opponent in Swedish southpaw Edward Bjorkland. Since joining the British circuit a few months ago, the Scandanavian journeyman has given good test to George Brennan and David Seymour, sharing rounds with both.

The youngster has done his homework, and described how “he’s a strong guy, he is a decade older than I am and has a come forward brawling style.”

“But I think my skill and IQ is going to cause him a lot of problems, but I take nothing away from him, it’s all part of learning experience

While he is confident by default, Brady is not making any brash predictions for his pro debut – only promising to “keep shining like church shoes.”

“As from right now I’m leaving it in God’s hands,” he said. “I’ve said my prayers.”

“I want to thank my family for everything and God for the countless opportunities he’s given me.”

“I’m going to come out and be the best Prince Brady I can be.”

Follow Prince on social media:
Facebook: Prince Brady New – (“Because this is the new me).
Twitter/Instagram – @PrinceBradyShow
Snapchat – Dreamhills7


Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie