Return of The Prince – Improved Brady set for second fight date following dramatic debut


10 months on from his dramatic debut, Dublin bantamweight Prince Brady [1(0)-0] will make his return to the ring.

The Woolford-based Skerries fighter was dropped in the opening seconds of his pro bow at the York Hall last year but battled back to claim a points win over Edmund Bjorkland in Bethnal Green.

Brady will return to the historic venue for his second outing on Saturday September 15th, fighting a to-be-confirmed opponent on another Goodwin Boxing show, a bill topped by an English light heavyweight title fight between Joel McIntyre and Cork-descendant Miles Shinkwin.

The Zimbabwe-born bantam has used his time out from the ring to develop ahead of his return.

Brady, a graduate of Bracken BC and West Ham ABC, explained that “I’ve had a break from the boxing gym and been enjoying life and travelling to different countries. I’ve also trained myself a little bit more, not necessarily on boxing skills because once you have them they’re there forever, but I’ve been going to other gyms outside of boxing circles to work on muscles and strength.”

“I got dropped in my debut and I’ve never been dropped before, so I’ve been working on legs and building myself up. Although I’ve been building muscle and working on strength, I’m going down from super bantamweight to bantamweight, I’m testing it out to see which weight I’m best suited to.”

Brady has learnt from his first fight and is promising an improved showing on September 15th in what will be another four-round contest.

The confident 24-year-old outlined how “I’ll take my time; the first time, I was a bit nervous. I hadn’t fought for a while, the guy I fought was a lot bigger than I expected, but now I have a good idea what to expect.”

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Joe O'Neill

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