Advertisement
Advertisement

David Price: McDermott Will Be Tougher Than People Think

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

DAVID PRICE faces the toughest test of his pro ­career tonight when he bids to become English heavyweight champion.

He meets John McDermott at the Liverpool Olympia in a bout that doubles as an eliminator for the British belt.

Since collecting bronze at the ­Beijing Olympics in 2008 Price, 28, has come through 11 professional contests unbeaten.

But McDermott, one year his ­junior, poses a severe threat to the giant Liverpudlian, who can’t ­afford to slip up.

His manager and promoter Frank Maloney said: “David’s SDHp career has been handled right.

“He is learning in the gym what he has got to do but that isn’t as ­important as the fights.

“You don’t go to Oxford or ­Cambridge and graduate straight away. You have a three-year course to go through.

“David has learnt in the gym and the quality of his opponents has picked up each time. This is his A-level test and if David comes through it, we go to the next level.

“But if John throws a spanner in the works and we fail the A-level, we go back to the drawing board.

“It is all about learning and ­preparation. Anybody can get to 20-0 and fight for a title – but it is about winning and keeping that ­title.

“That is the object of David Price’s career. David is not taking his eye off this fight.

“He knows this is his ­hardest to date and anybody who under estimates John McDermott is making a big mistake.”

Price agrees that McDermott, who blasted away Larry Olubamiwo in just one round last time out, is a big danger.

He said: “McDermott has had three times as many pro fights as me and is very experienced.

“This fight won’t be as easy as some people think.

“But I am ­determined to succeed, in what promises to be a very big year for me.”

McDermott knows this could be his final opportunity to make a big impact in the division.

He said: “This is my last chance. If I lose, there is no point in carrying on. I am way too good to become a journeyman. I am above that.

PREDICTION: It will be a tough ask for Price, but I fancy him to win around the sixth.

Tags: David Price image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by typeone on 01-21-2012

Mmmmmm as stated only one out come....

Comment by joe strong on 01-21-2012

mcdermott is a solid test. he is kidding himself if he doesn't think he is a journeyman already. he's a good fighter & solid european gatekeeper. he is on the same level as firtha, gavern, quazada, raphael butler, nagy aguilera,…

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 01-21-2012

Big Mac's conditioning is horrendous but he's a good boxer with a strong punch. If he can land on Price we might learn about his chin.

Comment by typeone on 01-21-2012

[QUOTE=!! Anorak;11692713]I've got a lot of love for John "D Cup" McDermott. His body shape belies how conditioned he actually is, and he has a boxing brain at the level.[/QUOTE] Price takes this fight easy, You can't kid a kidder…

Comment by !! Anorak on 01-21-2012

I've got a lot of love for John "D Cup" McDermott. His body shape belies how conditioned he actually is, and he has a boxing brain at the level.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways Lemieux vs. Stevens Still Being Worked on, Says Golden Boy VP Jessie Vargas Reflects on The Kell Brook Fight Falling Out Saunders Trashes Eubank Jr. and His Father: Stop Talking Sh*t! Kell Brook: I'm Not Done With 147, I'd Fight Errol Spence! Del Valle Vows To Take The Fight To De La Hoya on Canelo-Smith Luke Campbell vs. Derry Mathews Set For October 15 Margarito Still Aiming For Canelo, Major Opponent in The Fall Kovalev's Coach: Ward's Lack of Power Will Be Biggest Drawback Eubank Frustrated: Golovkin is Running Scared, He Lost Respect! Eduard Troyanovsky-Keita Obara Card Coming Together For 9/9 Nicola Adams To Ponder Next Career Move, Will She Go Pro? Dereck Chisora: I Want Pulev Rematch, I'm Ready To Face Anyone Rio Team Summary: Uzbekistan Tops Cuba, Makes HUGE Splash Cameron Hammond: Commonwealth Shot Is Career Launchpad Deontay Wilder's Manager: The Goal is Still To Unify The Division McCullough Pleads With Amir Khan To Avoid McGregor Disaster Tony Yoka, Estelle Mossely Hailed By France as The Golden Couple Big Fights on The Horizon Generate Pound For Pound Sentiments Froch Smiles, Explains Why Golovkin is NOT a Top 5 P4P Fighter Video: Jessie Vargas Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao Clash Spence-Bundu Bout Draws PBC Network-Record 6 Million Viewers Gilberto Ramirez To Get Hand Evaluated, Aims For Fall Defense
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement