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David Price: The Rebuilding Comes Home

After those devastating back to back knockout losses to American veteran Tony Thompson 2 years ago, Liverpool’s heavyweight contender David Price (19-2, 16ko) went away to lick his wounds and re-assess his career and his options.

As far as the boxing went, his life was in tatters. Then promoter Frank – now Kellie – Maloney, was going through her own turmoil and walked away from the sport. In the British media Price was written off as finished and ridiculed over his punch resistance. He truly was out in the cold.

Yet the big-punching Scouser decided not to pack it all in and after inking a promotional deal with German heavyweights Sauerland, has cautiously been rebuilding in confidence-building fights in Europe – mostly in Germany. Continue reading

Kell Brook v Frankie Gavin – “Funtime” Fancies The Job

Whether or not he chooses to use his former “funtime” moniker on May 30th, IBF world welterweight challenger Frankie Gavin has insisted he will be all business when he steps between the ropes to face Kell Brook at London’s O2 on Matchroom Sports bumper triple-header-world title card.

It’s no secret Gavin is going to be up against it fighting the slick Wincobank world champion who was excellent last time out returning from a nasty stab wound to the leg to destroy limited mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan.

The former world amateur champion, who has long been criticised for not fulfilling his obvious potential in the paid ranks, has spoken to Sky Sports about the fight – promising he will be the man to upset Brook on the night. Continue reading

The Time Has Come For James DeGale To Realise His Dream

A week Saturday, British gold medal winning Olympian James DeGale (20-1, 14ko) will attempt to make history when he turns road warrior and travels to Boston to challenge Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16ko) for the vacant IBF 168lb strap.

Should the talented Londoner succeed in his mission, he will become the first gold medal winning Brit in history to then go on and win a world title. Only Chris Finnegan who won gold at the 1968 Melbourne games ended up coming close – losing his shot to light-heavyweight legend Bob Foster in 1972 in the Ring Magazine’s Fight Of The Year. Continue reading

Tom Stalker Aims For Second Title Shot

ALiverpool light-welterweight ace Tom Stalker is targeting a return to championship level after he sees off Tommy Carus in their derby clash at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 20th June.

Stalker takes on Carus over eight-rounds on the undercard of former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler’s comeback and Jack Catterall’s WBO European Light-Welterweight title defence, but has his eyes on a first championship title. Continue reading