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David Price-Michael Grant Decision is Expected Soon

By Phil D. Jay

Showpony Promotions CEO Damian Michael has told WBN that a final decision will be coming very soon on whether British heavyweight champion David Price (13-0, 11KOs) will be featured on the Nelson Mandela Boxing Tribute event, which takes place on February 2 in South Africa.

Price, 29, has been offered the chance to fight 40 year-old American Michael Grant (48-4, 36KOs) at the event in Cape Town and could gain the chance to fight in front of a 30,000 capacity crowd expected to attend the huge night of boxing.

Michael believes that the fight between the two huge heavyweights is exactly what the card needs and is also hopeful of snagging more boxing stars past and present to the show to celebrate former president Mr.Mandela.

“We are awaiting (Price’s promoter) Frank Maloney’s decision this week,” Michael told World Boxing News.

“We think Michael Grant v David Price would be a real battle of the big men.”

Former two-weight world title holder Evander Holyfield has also been linked to a slot on the bill in a four-round exhibition contest as the 'Real Deal' remains hopeful of one final world title chance before retirement.

Other names are being touted for the bill, which at the moment is topped by native Chris Van Heerden’s IBO welterweight title defence against Briton Matthew Hatton.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.et

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 08-07-2012

he should take the fight. 30000 on an important day like that is a fight he should jump on. it's also vs B level former contender who is 6'7 & still a threat vs any heavyweight. michael grant has not…

Comment by JAB5239 on 08-07-2012

[COLOR="Navy"]This would be a decent step up and winnable fight for Price. His team is doing a good job bringing him along. 12 or 15 more fights of gradually moving up against journeymen, former contenders and than current contenders should…

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