Prichard Colon talks 147lb move and KO record ahead of Thursday bout
Young Puerto Rican prospect Prichard Colon continues his rapid rise this week at the world famous Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon having raced to 9-0 in little more than a year as a pro.
The 21 year-old has knocked out all nine of his opponents so far, in some style, and now takes on Carlos Garcia over eight rounds as ‘Digget’ features on the next instalment of Golden Boy Live!
“First I want to thank God for giving me health and helping me have a great training camp,” Colon told World Boxing News.
“My Team did a great job special thanks to my father and brother who were there day and night making sure everything was in place. I trained real hard and Thursday night I’ll be more than ready.
“I’m just going to take the fight round by round as I have no problem going the distance and it’s another chance to get in a full eight rounds. I trained real hard and I never overlook my opponents, but if I see an opportunity for a KO I’m going in for the kill.”
Colon’s power is becoming something of a trademark for the Florida-born fighter, who is set to shuffle down to 147lbs after campaigning primarily at 154lbs for the early part of his career.
“I’ve always been told I had strong hands, but I believe its a combination of the natural power and all the hard work I put in the gym with my physical training,” said Colon.
“I don’t focus on just power during training as I have other abilities I work on to that reflect my power.
“I’m moving back to Welterweight on Thursday and its a division with a lot of talent and prospects on the rise. There is Floyd Mayweather Jr., Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia if he moves up to 147lbs so there are lots of great fighters at the weight.
“Right now I’m focused on my fight June 19 and looking to come out of that healthy with another win, God willing.
“I’m taking everything step by step right now, and after the fight I’ll talk it over with my Team and manager Al Haymon, we will see what we have next.
“Those who want to follow me can please do on my Facebook page: Prichard Colon-Pagina Oficial and Twitter @PrichardColon, along with Instagram @PrichardColon. Thank you.”
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