Originally Posted by dftaylor
Undoubtedly, but he'd achieved that by round 7. Don't engage in a sparring session when people are paying to see you.
as someone who was there, it was a joy to watch billy joe 'engaging in a sparring session' and we felt privileged to have watched it. pryce was bloody brave and did all he could to make a fight of it. billy joe's performance , particularly in the first 4-5 rounds was the best we've seen live. it reminded us of watching nathan cleverley ruthlessly dismantle courtney fry at the same venue a few years back
ps mitchell smith looked very good for a debutant - stupid shorts tho!