London (28 Nov) – British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price will make his long awaited ring return next month, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
The Liverpool ace takes his first step back into the squared circle on December 14th in Neubrandenburg, Germany in an 8 rounder against Evgeny Orlov, as he looks to rebuild his career following back-to-back defeats against American heavyweight Tony Thompson.
The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist was seen as the leading star amongst the rising crop of heavyweight hopefuls before his shock defeats to Thompson but is now looking to get back to winning ways following the appointment of respected trainer Adam Booth.
Price has also joined up with top promoters, Sauerland Promotion, who will be hoping he can put on a great display against the 35-year-old Russian who has knocked out ten of his opponents in his 14 wins.
‘‘I am excited to be starting this new chapter in my career,’’ said Price, whose last outing came in July. ‘‘My training with Adam (Booth) has been going really well. We have made some changes in the gym and been working on a few different things for this fight. Come fight night people will see these changes in my performance.
‘‘My opponent Orlov is a tough guy so I am not taking anything for granted but I have seen him in training camps and watched him fight so I know what I need to do to beat him. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get the ball rolling.’’
‘‘This is the first-step back for David,’’ said promoter Kalle Sauerland. ‘‘It will be a solid test and a great learning experience for him. There is no doubt that David has the potential to become a world champion but we must take things slowly to allow him to develop and grow as a fighter.’’
Headlining the sell-out show in Neubrandenburg will be Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs) who takes on the unbeaten Marcus Oliveira (25-0-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBA world light heavyweight title. Also on the bill are heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev and rising light middleweight ‘Gold’ Jack Culcay.
Price vs. Orlov is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) on December 14th and precedes Broner vs. Maidana live from San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.boxnation.com to subscribe.