Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in New York City Floyd Mayweather Plans Big 40th Birthday Bash in California Garcia On Dad's Tirade: Free Speech, He Can Say What He Wants De La Hoya: GGG Can Fight Canelo or Keep Making What He Makes! Pacquiao's Adviser Aims To Finalize Fight, Venue By Next Week Lee Selby To Return On Haye-Bellew, Will Face Andoni Gago Photos: Caleb Plant Putting in Work For Ring Return Otto Wallin Very Excited To Headline Hometown Card on April 22 Frank Buglioni Injured In Sparring, Out Of Ricky Summers Defence Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Top Form, Putting in Work For Jacobs Caleb Plant on Sparring George Groves, Future Plans Bellew Warns Haye: Try Something - I'll Smack Your F***ing Face! Wilder: Would've Been 'Stupid' to Face a 'Killer' in This Fight Lomachenko: I'll Be No. 1 P4P Once I Beat Two Lightweight Champs Hughie Fury’s Trainer: He Must Rip Title Away From Joseph Parker Frank Buglioni Joins Matchroom Ahead Of March 4 Return Andy Townend, With 3/4 Win, To Face Jon Kays For Commonwealth Danny Garcia: I'm a More Patient, Balanced Fighter Than Thurman Jacobs Feels Golovkin's Hype is Built on Calculated Matchmaking Deontay Wilder, Defense Aside, Has Far Bigger Targets For 2017 Arum: Reports of Pacquiao vs. Khan Deal is Complete Bullsh*t! Roach: I Won't Count McGregor Out in Mayweather Fight Photos: Miguel Flores vs. Dat Nguyen - Official PBC on FS1 Weigh-In Christian Montano Inks Managerial Pact With Cameron Dunkin De La Hoya Expects Canelo vs. Chavez To Break 1 Million PPV Buys Canelo: Rivalry is Legit, Chavez Jr. Said A lot of Things About Me Jose Uzcategui vs. Andre Dirrell IBF Eliminator in Play Chavez: They Say Canelo is The Best, A Win Opens Many Doors Chocolatito Focused on Improving Defense, Speed in Camp Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Mexico City Lomachenko 'A Little Disappointed' He's Not Fighting Salido Next Sergey Lipinets To Return on Thurman vs. Garcia Undercard Chavez Sr: You've Seen The Best of Canelo, Not Julio - He Will Win Video: Izu Ugonoh Interview, Training For Dominic Breazeale Two Rio Olympians Ready To Be Showcased on Telemundo Jose Pedraza Eyes 135 Debut in May or June, Robert Easter Shot Michael Watson "Overwhelmed" By Support After Vicious Attack Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Come Together in Mexico City Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez in Play, April 8 on HBO Marco Huck Training With Urkal For Mairis Briedis Showdown
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement