Dylan “The Real Dyl” Price was born on August 17, 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in Sicklerville, New Jersey where he resides. Price remembers having a good upbringing with his close-knit family. He says he always has and always will be a “family man” because they have helped shape him into the young man he is today.
Growing up Price played football, but it wasn’t until his father introduced him to the sweet science, that he decided to leave football behind. He credits his father for introducing him to boxing at a young age. Due to his father’s experience as an amateur and short pro career as well as both of his brothers having experience in the amateurs, he wanted to guide his son down the same path that he had the privilege of going down.
Price’s father took him to his first boxing gym, and father’s former gym, Mitchell Allen Boxing gym, when he was 9. His father became his trainer and has stood by his son and his career ever since. Although Price was not old enough to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, he was still able to create a resume for himself during his amateur career including: 2009 Ringside, 2009 National PAL, 2012 Jr. Golden Gloves, 2013 Jr. Olympic National Championship-Pin weight Champion, 2013 Jr. Olympic National Championship-Most Outstanding Male boxer, 2015 USA Youth Champion (voted outstanding boxer), 2015 National PAL, 2016 USA Youth Champion (Team USA), and he won a gold medal at the U.S. Jr. Open and Youth National Championships in Nevada in 2016. Price ended his amateur career with a record of 112-12. In 2010, Price met Floyd Mayweather Sr. at the Jr. Golden Gloves, where he invited him to come work with him in Las Vegas. He spent numerous summers in Las Vegas working and staying with Floyd Sr. This relationship was later going to be a step in having his dream of signing to the Mayweather Promotions stable.
Price made his professional debut on February 4, 2017 in Wilson, North Carolina, where he KO’d his opponent one-minute into the first round. He signed with Mayweather Promotions shortly after turning pro, and his first bout under the banner came on April 22, 2017, where he defeated Christopher Nelson by way of 3rd round stoppage. Price remains undefeated with his most recent win coming on May 18, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY on the Wilder vs. Breazeale undercard, where he defeated Manual Salvador Manzo by technical knockout in the 5th round, advancing his record to 8-0, 6 KOs. This rising 20-year-old prospect remains determined to continue adding wins to his resume, as he climbs his way to the top of his division.
Price will continue to stay smart and follow his game plan to make sure everything else falls into place in his career. His goal in life is to put his family in a great position, for them to be comfortable and secure. His passion for the sport of boxing has helped him stay positive and humble and has taught him that anything you have in life you have to work hard for and sacrifice because nothing in comes easy. With that, Dylan hopes to become a future world champion with multiple titles and build a legacy for the “Price” name to be known forever. Stay on the lookout for the rise of this young prospect!