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Frank Warren: Price's Shot To Produce Something Special

By Frank Warren

Tonight, BoxNation exclusively screens David Price’s attempt to become European heavyweight champion against German Erkan Tepor in Baden-Württemberg.

I have to say, I think this is the big Liverpudlian’s last chance to get back into the big time, and Tepor is no slouch, especially on home turf.

At 28 he is three years younger than Price, and also carries a big dig. His two previous British opponents, Martin Rogan and Michael Sprott, were each summarily despatched in a round.

Price has a great jab as well as his formidable punching power, but that chin is so vulnerable.

If it wasn’t for the whacks he took on it in those two fights with Tony Thompson then it might well have been him fighting Wladimir Klitschko in October and not Tyson Fury.

Who knows?

He is now resurrecting his career with German promoters Sauerland but worryingly has been somewhat injury-prone of late.

Being a big puncher is not what boxing is all about, as I think we would have seen had the Flanagan-Zepeda fight progressed further. If it was, we wouldn’t need judges.

But this is Pricey’s big opportunity to produce something special against Tepor, who is unbeaten in 14 fights, and show more resolve than he did against Thompson and also when he was defeated in the Olympic semi-final in Beijing by the Italian copper Roberto Cammarelle, who Anthony Joshua controversially outscored to win his Olympic gold medal in London.

There are a lot of ingredients that make up a fighter and one of them is not to show self-doubt.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by knockoutkid on 07-17-2015

if he gets hussled by this guy then thats pathetic, he needs a decent trainer not franny smith, more like someone who makes him move about and not hunch over, he doesnt need that much headmovement cause he's tall he…

Comment by dan_cov on 07-17-2015

I like what Price said about he is sick of playing about. The guy is 6ft9, built like a brick sh*thouse, maybe has the most one punch power in boxing ffs yet he has no confidence its so clear, his…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 07-17-2015

[QUOTE=yoz;15881418]Price has a decent jab, but will he use it? Against TT the second time around he ignored his corner (and Lennox), who were advising him to jab more and ease up on the straight right. I haven't seen much…

Comment by knockoutkid on 07-17-2015

he needs to stick a shoulder up to block tepers overhand slap. He needs to fight like his life depends on it and move around, he needs to lean down on teper and make room to get some body shots…

Comment by yoz on 07-17-2015

Price has a decent jab, but will he use it? Against TT the second time around he ignored his corner (and Lennox), who were advising him to jab more and ease up on the straight right. I haven't seen much…

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