26 year old Ryan “Crash Bang” Taylor is the latest comeback kid to sign a three year professional deal with Steve Goodwin.
Taylor has taken a 12 month break from the sport after his unsuccessful challenge for the Southern Area title against Floyd Moore at the Excel in December 2013.
Taylor was a decorated amateur before turning professional in September 2011. At this time Taylor was a full time professional training out of the Syms’ gym. Taylor was undefeated in his first 8 fights before an unsuccessful challenge for the Southern Area title against Liam Shinkwin in March 2013. Taylor then entered Prizefighter in July 2013 defeating Matty Tew in the quarter finals before exiting in the Semi’s against Danny Connor.
After the Moore loss Taylor took a break from the sport and took up a full time job. Now training with Frank Greaves Taylor knew the time was right to comeback.
“I got bored as a full time professional. I now have my enthusiasm back and believe I will be a far better fighter mentally now I will be boxing alongside a full time job. It was an easy decision to sign with Steve Goodwin. I originally fought on one of his shows on the undercard of Audley Harrison v Ali Adams and he has made great strides since. He delivers everything he promises and I am delighted to be a part of his team.”
Steve said “We are delighted to welcome someone with the potential of Ryan to our team. He will be competing for titles at light-welterweight but first we will build him back up. Now Ryan is happy with his weight and has renewed enthusiasm we believe his will be a force in the light-welterweight division.”
Ryan will make his comeback on the Steve Goodwin promoted “It’s Go Time show on December 13th at York Hall.
Here Ryan discussed the signing and his hopes for the future (video)