Price: Fury is an accident waiting to happen

By Boxing News - 03/14/2012 - Comments

Image: Price: Fury is an accident waiting to happenBy Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight prospect David Price (12-0, 10 KO’s) is still pining away for the fight that he missed out on against former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (17-0, 12 KO’s), who rejected the 28-year-old Price’s overtures for a fight for Fury’s now vacated British strap. Fury was having none of it and gave the belt rather than take the fight, leaving a frustrated Price with little choice but to take on Sam Sexton (15-2, 6 KO’s) on May 19th in a fight for Fury’s British title.

Price told “I’m not going to wait around to see what Tyson Fury gets up to. But if he keeps performing like he has, it [a fight between them] may never happen. He looks like an accident waiting to happen. You have to stay switched on in heavyweight boxing because it only takes one punch.”

Right now Price can still talk like he’s coming down from up high, because he’s been facing 2nd and 3rd tier fodder since he turned pro in 2008. Things might change dramatically if Sexton has Price hanging around the canvas in their May 19th fight. We already saw Price get stopped in the amateur ranks by Bermane Stiverne and Roberto Cammarelle. All it takes is one good shot from Sexton and then Price will be the one getting talked down to by Fury.

Price needs to learn how to throw a jab and how to block some of the incoming shots throw at him. He was getting nailed left and right in his recent win over John McDermott. No head movement, no jabs and no ability to pick off shots.

Price is going to get hit by Sexton and hopefully he can take the shots thrown at him because it’ll be a laugh if he can’t take shots. Sexton isn’t a big puncher, but he hits harder than anyone else Price has ever fought in the pro level.

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