David Price to fight in October and December, wants title shot in 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten British heavyweight champion David Price (13-0, 11 KO’s) will be back in action in October against an opponent still to be determined. Price, 29, wants to fight in December as well, and then four more times next year before fighting for a world title in 2014 after he’s fought for the 20th time. He wants to wait at least two or three more years before facing IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
By doing that, Price would be guaranteeing himself a better chance at beat Wladimir because he’ll be close to 40-years-old and may have lost enough of his ability for Price to beat him. It’s obviously not how you’d like a fighter like Price to conduct his career, because he after all is nearly 30-years-old, and waiting out a champion until he’s old isn’t exactly the boldest move you could make. However, it probably is Price’s only chance of beating Wladimir because if he fought him now, Price would likely be destroyed after getting hit hard a few times. The chin is something you really have to worry about with Price, because he caved in when fighting in the amateur ranks against fighters with power. As a pro, Price has been carefully managed by his promoter and kept away from big sluggers.
Price said to sportsvibe.co.uk “I’m hoping to announce a fight in October, which should be exciting, then I plan on having another in December and maybe four more next year. By the end of that year I want to be 19-0 as I set myself the target of fighting for the the heavyweight title in my 20th bout.”
It’s sad that Price has come up with his magical number on the top of his head. It’s very likely nothing will have changed by then other than him being over 30 and having burned up another year of his career against weak opposition. He’s not going to improve facing the likes of Sam Sexton, and he’ll still likely get knocked cold when and/if he faces Wladimir.
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