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David Price More Nervous Over FA Cup Semi Than Sexton

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

LIVERPOOL fanatic David Price is more nervous about next Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final than his upcoming title fight.

Unbeaten Price challenges Sam Sexton for the vacant British heavyweight belt at Aintree Racecourse on May 19.

While English champ Price oozes confidence about the outcome of that tussle, he is more than a little twitchy over Liverpool’s last-four clash with Everton at Wembley.

The 28-year-old Scouser said: “Right now, I am more nervous about the FA Cup semi-final than I am about my fight.

“The game with Everton is going to be a great occasion and looks like being very close. I get nervous just thinking about it.

“It is going to be horrible for whichever team gets knocked out. If you support the losing team, you are bound to end up getting a lot of stick.”

Price’s team have lost six of their last seven Premier League games and his promoter Frank Maloney has suggested an unusual way of changing their fortunes.

He said: “We can loan David to Liverpool to help them out of their current problems – I’m sure he could motivate the players.

“He is passionate about the team and he would love to see their fortunes change.”

Price is hoping that a number of Liverpool and Everton players will be ringside for the Sexton fight.

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are both great boxing lovers, along with Everton’s Tim Cahill.

Price said: “It would be great to have players from both teams there. It should be a great fight.”

Price was a promising footballer as a teenager, a ­strapping centre-half who had trials for Liverpool Schools.

He recalled: “I got through to the last group before the cut. I didn’t get in and I was gutted.”

He then turned to boxing and went on to win three ABA super-heavyweight titles, struck gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

As a professional, he’s unbeaten in 12 fights, with 10 knockouts.

The 6ft 8in Price said: “There are two very confident fighters going into this fight but I know that I can win.”

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