David Price wants Deontay Wilder or Haye-Fury winner
By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like British heavyweight David Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) still hasn’t learned his lesson after getting his backside royally beaten in back to back fights against American Tony Thompson this year.
The 6’8” Price is now saying he’d take a fight against unbeaten Deontay Wilder in a heartbeat. Price also says he wouldn’t mind fighting the winner of the February 8th fight between David Haye and Tyson Fury.
Price told Sky Sports “In a heartbeat, I’d fight Deontay Wilder. I know he’s a ferocious puncher, but so am I. I’m a big puncher, and I’d definitely fight Deontay Wilder.”
I would hope for Price’s sake that his promoter Frank Maloney would try and keep Price far, far away from a murderous puncher like Deontay, because with Price’s chin problem, he’d have major problems trying to make it out of the 1st round against Deontay.
Tony Thompson just finished blasting Price out twice this year in a pair of nice knockouts. Thompson isn’t nearly the puncher that Deontay is.
Price does have good power, but he’s a lot slower than Deontay is, and he can’t take a hard punch without getting hurt. Deontay would nail him with something big and put him out of his misery with a follow up right hand to the head.
Price said he wouldn’t mind fighting Haye or Fury, saying “I think Haye will win [against Fury]. Yeah, I definitely want to fight the winner.”
Isn’t it a little too soon for Price to be looking to fight the likes of Deontay and Haye? I’m not counting Fury in the equation because he can’t punch, and he’s not going to beat Haye on February 8th. Price could fight Fury at any time and he’d be more than okay. But it’s too early for Price to be talking about fighting punchers like Deontay and Haye, because he just got stopped last July.
Price should be trying to get some fights under his belt to get his confidence back. I mean, it makes no sense for him to be trying to get a fight against Deontay or Haye off of his back to back stoppage defeats. If Price keeps taking fights like this, he’ll be a journeyman before you know it.
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