By William Mackay: Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he won’t bother watching unbeaten David Price’s fight this Saturday night against Sam Sexton, because he sees Price as being a domestic level fighter only.
Fury said to Boxrec.com “I wouldn’t watch David Price anyway. He’s a bum. He’s domestic level and I’m number four in the world. If I boxed Price, I would have lost my channel 5 contract…He needs to grow a pair of balls.”
The strange thing is Fury had the chance to fight Price recently, and chose to vacate his two titles rather than accept the fight. It’s a pity that Fury turned down the fight, it would have really helped out his career if he had taken the fight and proven himself against the older fighter. Fury (17-0, 14 KO’s) has slightly more fights under his belt than Price (12-0, 10 KO’s), and because of that he’s ranked much higher than him right now.
That could change if Fury gets beaten or struggles when he eventually fights again, but Fury has been playing it safe as of late with fights against guys that you can definitely call domestic level. Fury defeated 40-year-old Martin Rogan in his last fight. To show you how much of a mismatch it was, Fury came out in the southpaw stance and fought that way the entire fight, easily winning by a 5th round stoppage.
Price could have a tough fight against Sexton on Saturday night if he’s unable to take him out early. Price has been blowing away all of his over-matched opposition recently in the early rounds, and hasn’t had to take any real punishment. This could come back to haunt him if he’s not able to take Sexton out early, as Price could run out of gas in the second half of the fight. Price also could get knocked out, because Sexton has good power and excellent boxing skills. Price’s chin isn’t the best, and he’s definitely vulnerable if he gets hit hard.