David Price: I've Really Found My Mojo - Return Eyed For July 27

Olympic bronze medal winner David Price is ready to get back on the horse and return to the ring in the coming months.

Last month, Price suffered a vicious fifth round knockout at the hands of Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin.

Before nearly 80,000 fans at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Price met Povetkin as part of the Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker undercard.

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Price had been down early in the fight, but came back to rock Povetkin, who came in as the mandatory challenger under the WBO and WBA.

But, in the fifth Price was caught with a two punch combination that knocked him out cold. It was the fifth defeat, with the fifth by knockout, of Price's career.

Price plans to return in a tune-up bout and then wants to step things up with an opponent ranked in the top 15.

"I'm just recovering and letting my injuries heal right now but my eye is already on the next move," Price exclusively told Sky Sports.

"I've got July 27 pencilled in by my management team so I have something to look forward to straight away, I'm not taking time out and am ready to hit the ground running.

"Before the Povetkin fight I said to myself that I would carry on regardless of the result. I got myself in good shape for that fight and now I want to build on that. The belief is still there and for the first fight back we want to try and get a decent opponent, then after that get a top-15 ranked fighter."

Despite the loss, Price believes that he's gained his mojo back and vows to return in a stronger form than before.

"There was plenty to take from the loss and it was definitely a risk worth taking, I just got beat by a really good fighter," Price said..

"I did come close to winning or at least I had him hurt but it was just bad timing and came at the end of the round. I think I definitely showed I can compete at that level. Getting back in the gym, sparring again, I feel like I've really found my mojo. Even though I lost, this could be the catalyst I need and I believe it will be - I'm in a good place physically and mentally."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-26-2018

This guy is legit nuts man, I dread to see how he ends up, but hey he's young and likes getting knocked the f*** out!

Comment by joe strong on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18709618]I can't believe so many people in here are down on Price. When was the last time anybody hurt Povetkin like that? That was by far the most damage anyone had inflicted on him since Klitschko. This was also easily…

Comment by joe strong on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18709573]HELL to the yes!!! Don't listen to any of these haters David, you've found the heart and guts that have been missing since that first loss to Thompson. I think over the next few years we are going to see…

Comment by yoshik on 04-26-2018

So where do you find it next to his mouthpiece in the third row? Jeezus got to admire his tenacity.

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 04-26-2018

Somebody needs to stop Lenny Smalls before he hurts himself.

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