33 year old Justin “The Genie” Menzie knows he will need to produce something special when taking on former Commonwealth Champion Bradley Pryce at the Olivia Goodwin promoted “Lethal Combination” show on September 17th at York Hall.
Menzie (3-0) will be conceding both massive experience, height (5 foot 7 to Pryce 5 foot 11) and reach to Pryce and many would say it is a crazy fight for Menzie to take.
Menzie however sees things somewhat differently. “I had two years out of the ring for non boxing issues and at my age I cannot afford to hang around. I asked my manager Steve Goodwin to get me a juicy fight and wow did he deliver. I believe I have the tools and the hunger to beat Bradley.” Menzie part of the ever expanding RJ’s Gym in Loughton is preparing with trainer Rod Julian with a full 8 week training camp. “I know that a win will propel me into the top 10 in the UK and at my age that’s where I need to be”.
Menzie has been sparring Chris Eubank jr amongst others in preparation and heads to Spain to spar with Kell Brook in the next week.
Trainer Rod Julian knows exactly what Pryce brings “I trained Michael Lomax when he had two narrow losses to Bradley. This will be third time lucky and Justin will show he belongs in the elite in his division”.
The exciting Menzie-Pryce clash is part of the exciting bill headed by the mouth watering clash for the English title between Johnny Garton (holder) and Tyler Goodjohn (challenger).
Tickets available at www.goodwinboxing.co.uk