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David Price on The Mounting Pressure, Skelton Challenge

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

UNBEATEN David Price is now experiencing something new – the growing ­expectancy of his fans.

British and ­Commonwealth heavyweight champion Price will be challenged by Matt Skelton at the Aintree ­Equestrian Centre on November 30.

The fight comes just six weeks after the Liverpudlian’s 82-second destruction of Audley Harrison – and now his fans are expecting even better things from him.

He said: “I’ve noticed lately that people are now expecting me to do well and win and, in all honesty, it’s a welcome type of pressure.

“It’s the kind of thing that I take as a compliment. I have got some kind of expectancy on me and I take the positives out of that.

“If no-one expected me to do it, then I’d be doing something wrong.

“The pressure is on, but it’s a welcome feeling.

“There’s going to be a lot of ­pressure on me. There’s a lot of hype surrounding me at the moment.”

Price expects Skelton to be far tougher than ­Harrison.

The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist sailed past the 2000 golden boy but shares his promoter Frank Maloney’s view that Skelton, 45, will make him work.

Price, 29, said: “He’s a fighting man, that’s what he does. He’s not going to come in and shy away.

“He is going to want to actually have a fight and take me out of my comfort zone.

“That is what I am ­expecting from him – a tough fight.

“I don’t think there’s anyone as worthy out there in the UK at the moment to challenge for my title. It’s a great fight for me.”

Maloney said: “Matt brings something that we haven’t seen so far.

“Myself and Franny Smith (Price’s trainer) talk about opponents all the time. We discussed an opponent that would take David in to a bullring ­atmosphere.

“We want someone who’ll be on his chest and try and get him at every part of his body.

“I think Skelton brings something to the table that Price has not faced yet, and that’s what’s ­important.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by komodo on 11-17-2012

[QUOTE=voneric;12706428]I disagree. Well i agree that 29 is not quite over the hill, but to only have 14 matches in nearly 4 years as a Professional Fighter is going beyond taking your time. Its becoming clear that Price and his…

Comment by voneric on 11-17-2012

[QUOTE=komodo;12705861]He's only had 14 fights. 29 is not old at HW. The big fights will come it's just a matter of time.[/QUOTE] I disagree. Well i agree that 29 is not quite over the hill, but to only have 14…

Comment by ImFromInternet on 11-17-2012

Price has no heart nor chin nor future. There you have it.

Comment by Giant Pinas on 11-17-2012

[QUOTE=komodo;12705878]Price will knock the head of your god clean off. :wave:[/QUOTE] If hes brave he can find him at the wild card gym.

Comment by komodo on 11-17-2012

[QUOTE=Giant Pinas;12705869]I bet Pac could beat him in sparring.[/QUOTE] Price will knock the head of your god clean off. :wave:

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