Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Price Has World Title Dreams as Audley Test Looms

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

LIVERPOOL fanatic David Price is dreaming of a world title fight in front of the Kop.

The giant Scouser defends his British heavyweight title against Audley Harrison at a packed Echo Arena in his native Liverpool tonight.

And, after what he hopes will be a resounding victory, he aims to move into world title reckoning.

Those title aspirations include the possibility of him fighting at Anfield, where he is a fixture at home games and a good friend of the players.

Yesterday’s weigh-in took place there and now the unbeaten 29-year-old wants to go one better and fight at the stadium.

He said: “That’s my dream and I would love it to become a reality.

“Imagine filling Anfield for a heavyweight title fight – it would be brilliant.

“It’s an exciting thought but, for it to come true, I have just got to keep winning.”

He has the backing of the Liverpool players, many of whom know Price well, with Jamie Carragher hoping Price’s dream comes true.

Carragher will be at ringside tonight and predicts his pal will win.

He said: “It’s Pricey for me – in round six.”

Price is confident of success as he bids to make it 14 wins on the trot.

He said: “I am going to be maneuvered through the world rankings instead of having a big show at the Echo Arena for the sake of it.

“This fight isn’t going to do anything for my rating, but my promoter Frank Maloney will know when the time is right for a tilt at the world title.”

Before that day arrives, however, Price must take care of 40-year-old Harrison tonight.

Harrison, typically, is sure he can create a major surprise by claiming the 29th victory of his career.

The 2000 Olympic champion has lost five bouts in a career that hit an all-time low with a three-round demolition job by David Haye in November 2010.

And he said: “After the Haye fiasco, most people thought they had seen the last of me.

“But I decided to give it one last shot.”

He has had just one fight since the Haye defeat, beating Ali Adams in four rounds in May.

PREDICTION: Price to end it inside three rounds.

PRICE v Harrison is live on BoxNation (Sky Ch437/ Virgin Ch 546) from 6.45pm. Join at www.boxnation.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Dat Nguyen Shocks Miguel Flores, Blasts Him Out in Six Rounds Video: Canelo Alvarez Talks Chavez, Golovkin, More Hunter: Ward Mistreated By Media, HBO - Why Wouldn't He Retire? Daniel Franco Training, Set To Return on March 23 in LA Canelo is Confident That He Can Put Chavez Jr. To Sleep Video: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Discusses Canelo, Weight, More Photos: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez - Go Face To Face at Presser Canelo: Mayweather-McGregor Would Be a Black Eye For Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo-Chavez Will Be a War - There is No Favorite Orlando Salido Being Considered for Canelo-Chavez Co-Feature Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell To Be Carried By KlowdTV 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
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement