David Price, With New Trainer, Returns on Smith-Skoglund Card

Olympic bronze medal winner David Price (21-4, 18 KOs) is not ready to pack in his bags.

The hard-hitting heavyweight will return to the ring next month, when he faces journeyman Raphael Zumbano Love on the Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund undercard at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Smith vs. Skoglund is part of the World Boxing Super Series. Price and Skoglund are both promoted by Sauerland Event.

Price, 34 years old, was last seen in the ring back in February, when he was knocked out by Christian Hammer.


Price was being trained by Dave Coldwell, but he is now being handled by George Vaughan, Derry Mathews and Joe McNally.

The loss to Hammer was the fourth knockout defeat for Price.

He suffered back to back knockout defeats to Tony Thompson in 2013. He was able to get himself back on track with four wins in a row. But then he was brutally knocked out by Erkan Teper in 2015. The loss, although never overturned, was overlooked because Teper tested positive for steroids in the aftermath.

Following the Teper defeat, Price hooked up with Coldwell and picked up two knockout victories. Then came another knockout loss, to Hammer, in a battle for the WBO European title. The loss came at a bad time, as Price was being considered as a possible opponent for heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

There numerous calls for Price to retire, but he believes that he's capable of getting his career back on track.

Adam Little will face Darren Surtees over eight rounds on the undercard, while there will be action for the already confirmed duo of Lloyd Campbell and Luke Willis and Luke Blackledge meets the undefeated Zach Parker in a British super-middleweight title eliminator.

Tickets are on sale now priced £35, £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200 and £350 (VIP) via the ECHO Arena box office or online at .

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 08-10-2017

[QUOTE=W1LL;17931460]David Haye has an agreement with Hughie Fury. If Fury is WBO champion Haye will be his first defence.[/QUOTE] I don't think so. Haye was the mandatory challenger ahead of Fury but he declined the shot to take the Bellew…

Comment by FLEX U.K on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=Sir_Didymus;17931436]David Price at one point was considered a better prospect than Tyson Fury. That's a fact. LMFAO! That's because in his earlier career his opponents never threw any punches at him. He knocked everyone out inside a round or 2,…

Comment by Wibble on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=Clegg;17932347]Maybe he can finally beat Tony Thompson by now but I wouldn't put money on it.[/QUOTE] Probably depends on how drugged up Thompson is. Him and Teper probably still have some supplies left. Price needs to learn defense as his…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=mlac;17930900]lol, i was crying laughing watching it, the way dave coldwell was screaming at him to wake up, and dave was just so desperate to fall asleep. Hammer didnt even need to punch him or do anything :lol1: [/QUOTE] Lool…

Comment by GodLike on 08-09-2017

David price is the only fighter i can recall thinking, if he survives past 4 rounds the worse chance i give HIM.

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