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.

povetkin-price-fight (3)

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.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Jarrett Hurd Turns Back on Lara Rematch, Wants Kell Brook Next The Unfortunate Reality of Canelo-GGG Rematch Negotiations Luis Ortiz Waiting For WBC To Make Ruling on Whyte Fight Linares: I Did Not Quit With Lomachenko, I'd Like a Rematch Photos: Ramirez-Mendez, Nyambayar-Escandon - PBC Weigh-In Evens Pierre Knocks Francisco Contreras Out in Seventh De La Hoya Smiles at Golovkin: Good Luck With Derevyanchenko! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Ready For War Artur Szpilka Drops, Dominates Dominick Guinn Over Ten Rounds Miguel Cotto Helping Polish The Skills of Angel Acosta Izu Ugonoh Returns, Stops Fred Kassi in Three Rounds Photos: David Lemieux Looks Depleted at Weigh-In For Achour Mazion vs. Pauldo - Golden Boy on ESPN Co-Main Set, June 8 Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Deal Reached For WBC Title Berchelt vs. Barros Finalized For Merida, To Be Carried By ESPN+ David Lemieux Fails To Make Weight, Move To 168 is Eyed Luis Nery: I'll Prove I'm The Best at 118, I Want My Title Back Joshua, Hearn Stand Firm: Wilder Fight Must Be in The UK News: Tyson Fury's Return, Bare Knuckle Boxing, James Beech Epic Sports CEO on Securing Whyte-Pulev, Signing Fighters, More Inoue Confirms He’ll Compete in WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Brendan Ingle, Dean Francis Pass Away: Boxing World Mourns Tony Bellew "100%" Interested In Fighting Oleksandr Usyk Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title Trout: I'm Going To Derail Charlo-Hurd, Get Rematch With Hurd! Shiro Knocks Out Lopez With Body Shot in 2nd Round of Rematch Warren: Tyson Fury Will Avoid Comeback Mistakes of Haye Kal Yafai is Keen To Make a Statement in American Debut Frank Bruno Backing Dan Azeez To Go Far in Boxing Haye: Joe Joyce Would Take Jarrell Miller and Dillian Whyte Apart Demecillo Knocks Out Moya, Wenceslao Destroys Tinampay Wilder: Trump is Huge Boxing Fan, Wants a KO in My Next Fight Warrington: I Was Doubted at Every Level, Now I'm Champion Regis Prograis: I Knew Jose Ramirez Wasn't Going to Fight Me Buboy Denies Chatter That Pacquiao is Burning Out in Camp Omar Chavez Targets Hector Camacho Jr. For August Clash De La Hoya: Golovkin is Afraid of Canelo - We're Moving On! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Final Presser Joseph Diaz Will Return Even Stronger, Says Manager Denis Shafikov vs. Hector Suarez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights

Latest Active Forum Threads