David Price Will Regroup and Return in 2016, Says Sauerland

By Edward Chaykovsky

Olympic bronze medal winner David Price is picking up the pieces after learning that his recent opponent Erkan Teper received a two-year ban from the sport after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

They fought for the vacant EBU world title in July and Teper scored a stunning two round knockout of Price. The result has since been changed to a no-contest.

According to his promoter Kalle Sauerland, Price will regroup and return to the ring in 2016 with another potential EBU title shot in his sights.

"It's all very frustrating, because at the end of the day, Pricey has lost six months of his career," Sauerland told Sky Sports. "My brother spoke to him over the last couple of days. He's obviously disappointed, I think that's the best way of describing it, and angered.

"David will definitely want to return to the ring and of course this will put him in a strong position, because they have to re-instate him at the top of the rankings. He will have a mandatory bout at some time next year for this title, if that's the route that we go down."

Team Sauerland still have very high hopes for Price.

"I've always said that David has the tools to go on and do very big things in this sport," Sauerland said. "I hope that this can be a positive turn. The sporting side, I know he's looking at putting together his team at the moment. In a strange way, it's raised his profile, but I don't think it's the issue here. We also have to look on the negative side, it doesn't reflect well on our sport.

"It's not an endemic problem in our sport, that's definitely not the case, but on the other hand we have to make sure that things like this can never, ever happen again."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Paddy Mashdown on 12-29-2015

David's plan should be to fight a couple of tomato cans in early 2016, struggle against them, possibly get knocked out by one of them, and then Bum Squad Wilder will line him up as an opponent late next year.…

Comment by Tyrone Biggums on 12-29-2015

[QUOTE=lopetego;16355196]He should stay retired the guy cant take a punch. he just cant his loss in the first Thompson match is one of the most embarrasing things i've seen in boxing when you get KO'd by a mere lovetap to…

Comment by daggum on 12-29-2015

if price develops a style where he holds his opponents non-stop he can rule for ten years. great boxing!

Comment by kiDynamite92 on 12-29-2015

I'm interested in seeing Price vs Joshua. One thing I can say, if Price lands on Joshua he isn't getting back up.

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 12-28-2015

Cash him out vs anthony Joshua next spring... Joshua needs rounds vs fringe guys before going after the big fights

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