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David Price: Sexton Will Be My Most Difficult Opponent

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

DAVID PRICE can take a massive step towards a world title tilt when he meets Sam Sexton in Liverpool tonight.

The 6ft 8in Scouser bids to win the vacant British heavyweight title at Aintree racecourse to hammer home his world heavyweight claims.

Price, 28, won Olympic bronze in Beijing four years ago and is being tipped for world title glory within two years.

He is managed by Frank Maloney, who guided Lennox Lewis to the top – and Price wants to follow suit.

But he is refusing to count any chickens and said: “I don’t want to look past anyone because I don’t want to have any regrets.

“If I was to look past Sam and get beaten, I simply wouldn’t forgive myself. This is too important for that.

“You only get one crack at the whip in this game and I have just got to make sure I do it right.”

Price added: “It’s going to be my most difficult fight since turning pro. He’s the best opponent I’ve faced.”

Ex-Commonwealth champ Sexton, 27, has lost just twice – both times to Dereck Chisora – in 17 contests.

Price said: “Sam’s strengths are probably his speed of both hand and foot, and he is also a very good technical boxer.

“I know what Sam’s about and I don’t take too much from his other performances.

“I don’t think he’s fought anyone like me so there’s no point reading too much into them.”

Price has won all 12 of his fights as a pro and claims he will become world champion by his 20th fight.

It is certainly bold talking but he insists he is not putting an extra burden on himself in terms of his ambitions.

He said: “I’ve got the same pressures as any other person in the world who’s got a family and has to go out and earn some money.

“I’m no different from a fella who has to get up and lay bricks for a living. We’ve both got to go and perform.”

PREDICTION: It really will be a tough one for Price but I am taking the Scouser to end it all around the sixth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 05-19-2012

Sexton is the bridge between Dallas, McDermott etc and the likes of Chisora and Fury. It's a good test. Price will win easily, then he needs to try for Fury (lol) or Chisora. After that it needs to be world…

Comment by alza1988 on 05-19-2012

Price will destroy him I think .Tbh I think he's just a bigger better more powerrfull all round athlete than the rest of the UK heavyweights .Olympic bronze I think Price can go on to be a world beater .

Comment by joe strong on 05-19-2012

sexton lost to chisora twice & didn't exactly light it up vs rogan. sexton is a C+ fighter but i think price has the goods to be more. i want to see how price's chin holds up when he actually…

Comment by kad1234 on 05-19-2012

price will destroy sexton, just look at how rubbish sexton was against rogan, and to be fair rogan is a journey fighter/punchbag/taxi driver

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