One of the featured UNILAD prelim bouts on Saturday night will see the debut of Anthony 'Pretty Boy’ Taylor. Despite this being Taylor’s first BAMMA bout, he is already a well known figure to Irish fight fans thanks to the huge noise he made when going up against James Gallagher at the 3Arena in December 2016.
Having grasped the opportunity to fight on the BAMMA 35: Lohore Vs. Pascu event on Saturday 12th May at the 3Arena in Dublin, we caught up with the Team Bodyshop fighter to find out what he's been doing since we saw him last..
You are well known to BAMMA despite never previously fighting for the promotion. What made you decide to sign up for BAMMA 35?
Well first off I want to say thank you to everyone in BAMMA who's giving me the great opportunity to showcase my skills. BAMMA was always on my mind. I loved how they treat their fighters and fans.
It's a great organization.
There are rumours that you have something “special” planned for your walkout, what should we expect and should Freakshow be worried about competition for craziest entrance?
Well, I have a surprise for everyone out there!! Expect fireworks. I'm the most entertaining MMA fighter in the world. I can dance, I can sing, I can fight. I can do it all and right now I'm searching for Dublin's most beautiful woman who's going to be part of my PrettyBoy show! I call this the #PRETTYBOYtour.
What can the fans expect from the Pretty one on Saturday?
What will the fans expect? Expect fireworks, women & beer. I'm going to showcase my magic powers with a pinch of sexy and swag. Hell, I might even bring the house down. I'm the most electrifying man in MMA period.
Dean Barry is a very respected former World champion striker - how do plan to face him? Anything in particular you are training for?
Dean 'Berry' is just any regular guy I've seen. He bleeds, he crys, he can get sick, he's no freaking Thanos. He's human. Big thumbs up for him and his camp for taking this fight. But I don't expect nothing special from him period.
The Pretty One had a final few words before we let him get back to his fight week preparations for the BAMMA Army..
Shout out to all my beautiful woman who are my biggest fans and I will be in your town soon to show you some of that Pretty Boy love.
Anthony Pretty Boy Taylor Vs. Dean Barry takes place on the Unilad Prelims at BAMMA 35: Lohore Vs. Pascu. Tickets are on sale now from the 3Arena Box Office, ticketmaster.ie and bamma.com