In discussing fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury, David Price had some talk as though the fight between himself and Fury was a likely one down the road. Price firstly said, that if Fury doesn’t get the Klitschko fight, or if he is in a position where he has a long wait on his hands, the Price vs. Fury matchup could be a good one. There is also the opportunity here to see the Price vs. Fury fight after Klitschko has faced Fury. Whether Fury would win or lose that fight, a Price match afterwards would make sense.
Last night British heavyweights David Price and Hughie Fury put in some great work in winning their bouts to inch closer to the coveted title contention locations.
David Price beat Irineu Beato Costa Junior via a sixth round TKO. Like Price, he had 2 losses on his record and was a decent fighter, but at the end of the day this is part of the rebuilding for Price and was a fight he was supposed to win. In 2012, Price was in a great place. He had just stopped domestic heavyweights Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton in a combined 3 rounds to defend his British and Commonwealth straps and was looking for an entry into the top of the world scene. Two back to back KO losses to Tony Thompson and he was back at the bottom and seemed to have nowhere to go. He decided to go through the slow process of rebuilding his reputation and in 2014 banked away three decent wins to start this process.
In an interview with IFL TV, former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price defended his performance in stopping Costa Jr in the sixth round in Berlin.
He was asked if he felt that he was too cautious in the first part of the fight. Many felt that Price was getting in rounds against a guy who was there for the taking and when given a big chance to shine like this Price should have shown himself to be a better fighter than he was on the night. Price replied to this by saying that he couldn’t listen to the people who would have him going in and taking risks from the first round. He wanted to box behind the jab, he wanted to build his confidence and get some rounds in, he wanted to wait for an opportunity before opening up the offence and turning up the pace, and to his credit when he found that opportunity he was brutally efficient.
David Price has been making news again with talk of a world title opportunity coming somewhere between 12 and 24 months time. He has said that his fight against little known Irineu Beato Costa Jr is the first step on a road to his deserved world title shot.
This talk has to be seen as nonsense at this point as he has not done anything since his back-to-back knockout losses to Tony Thompson to suggest he is able to fight at world level. He also does not have plans in the works to put him on the map as a contender in the heavyweight division.
David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) is back in action on December 6 – LIVE on Channel 5 (8.30-10.30pm). The hard-hitting heavyweight will face Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (18-13-3, 9 KOs) as part of a bumper bill of international boxing brought to you by Team Sauerland and Hennessy Sports from the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany.
Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in matching former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) against his unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) next year in a fight that he believes the British boxing public will be interested in seeing. Judging by the boos from the British fans last Saturday night when Hearn floated that idea to them, it might not be a fight that the fans want to see.
Price was at ringside for Joshua’s 2nd round demolition of 34-year-old Russian journeyman Denis Bakhtov (38-10, 25 KOs) last night at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Price said that if he’s the guy that ends up facing the 6’6” Joshua next year, he’ll be looking to take his head off.
Liverpool’s David Price will not be in the running to fight the winner out of premier heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury said promoter Frank Warren.
Price’s promoter Kalle Sauerland had said that it was ‘inevitable’ that Price would face the winner of Chisora and Fury, but Warren has said that won’t happen.
Bitter rivals Chisora and Fury clash in the biggest domestic heavyweight showdown in recent years at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester on Saturday 26th July, with the winner securing the WBO number one spot to challenge reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.
WBA light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (44-2, 32 KO’s) retained his WBA 175lb title with a 12 round unanimous decision win over Robert Bolonti (35-3, 24 KO’s) on Saturday night in a largely one-sided decision at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Braehmer did little more than jab and grab for 12 rounds to get an easy win over Bolonti. Braehmer didn’t have to worry about anything big coming back at him because Bolonti didn’t have the power or the size to make a fight of it. He looked like an averaged size middleweight trying to fight at an aging light heavyweight in 35-year-old Braehmer.
The final judges’ scores reflected the mismatch with the judges scoring it 118-109, 119-109 and 119-108.
Last November he experienced a bitter end of the closely watched fight with Dereck Chisora (20-4). A few months later, the best Czech heavyweight fighter Ondřej Pála (33-4) is going to face another rival from the British Islands, David Price (16-2), no matter that he competes for a German team with the Austrian Sauerland Event licence, David Price.
Approximately half the way through a seven-week-long training, the 29-year-old member of the Médea Boxing Team of Prague is quite content. “I feel perfect,” says a noticeably thinner Pála in an interview with Proxiboxing.cz. “Next week, tall guys are going to come for sparring, everything has been going smoothly so far,” adds his coach Jurij Krivoručko.
The rebuilding process continues for David Price (16-2, 14 KOs) when he returns to action on March 8th at the Max-Schmelling-Halle in Berlin.