Pryce vows to move down in weight after defeat
4:33pm Saturday 2nd June 2012 in Boxing news
BRADLEY Pryce has vowed to move back down to light-middleweight after being outclassed by a former Olympian.
Billy Joe Saunders retained his Commonwealth middleweight title on Friday night in some style against the 31-year old Newbridge puncher.
Saunders maintained his unbeaten professional record with a points victory over Pryce at Bethnal Green's York Hall that was never in doubt.
Saunders, who initially won the title by beating Tony Hill in April, claimed a unanimous verdict after 12 rounds.
Pryce, a former Commonwealth champion at light-middle, was totally outclassed, with one judge giving Saunders every round.
The final points scores were 120-109 (twice) and 120-108.
"I am disappointed, I didn't carry the power and I was a bit sluggish, back down to light middle now," Pryce said.
On the undercard, Stephen Smith was also a points winner against Jose Luis Graterol in their super-featherweight clash.
It was Smith's third win since losing his British and Commonwealth featherweight titles to Lee Selby last year.