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David Price: Two More Fights and I'm World Title Ready

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

DAVID PRICE insists this is not the worst era in heavyweight history and has vowed to bring back the excitement.

Critics have slammed the current crop of heavyweights as the worst ever, while the nine-year dominance of champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko has turned off many fans, especially in America.

But unbeaten British champion Price, 29, has defended the brothers and claims he is part of a new generation who will shake up the scene.

The 6ft 8ins Liverpool giant faces American Tony Thompson, 41, in his home city on Saturday and says he is only a year away from taking on world No.1 Wladimir, 36.

He said: “I don’t agree that this is the worst time in history for the division.

“The fact that no one can compete with the Klitschkos has put a lot of people off. But that’s a credit to them. They have an effective game plan.

“Once Vitali has retired – and that might be very soon – the division will open up.

“It will be an exciting time and a generation of young fighters like myself are coming through.

“I can see me fight for the world title early next year. I think after this fight I will probably have two more this year and after that I will be ready.”

One opponent could be Morecambe’s 6ft 9ins Tyson Fury, who has so far snubbed Price.

Price said: “We have a natural rival in each other and we are lucky to have that. If the fight can be made it will be massive. I’m ready if he wants it, whether it’s July or later.”

Price v Thompson, Sat, BoxNation (Sky 437, Virgin 546) from 7.30pm

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tonyu on 02-18-2013

David Price is definitley a heavyweight prospect and a future champion and if he thinks his ready now his mistaken he needs to be taken into longer fights and fight younger guys than he has in recent fights otherwise h…

Comment by The Hammer on 02-17-2013

I think Price is probably the best up-and-coming heavyweight, I'm just hoping he's a bit more [I]active [/I]this year. Five fights this year would be good, since he's beating his opponents so easily, and then a title shot in 2014.…

Comment by Arthur Daley on 02-17-2013

This guy is the best HW in England called David by far.

Comment by YNWA on 02-17-2013

[QUOTE=Andrew5050;13047716]Price looks like an owl on roids. He's like an even bigger and more mechanical version of wlad. Just more ugly and with no boxing skills.[/QUOTE] Haha I rate Price but must admit he does look like an owl. I've…

Comment by Andrew5050 on 02-17-2013

Price looks like an owl on roids. He's like an even bigger and more mechanical version of wlad. Just more ugly and with no boxing skills.

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