David Price will make the second defence of his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against Matt Skelton at Aintree racecourse on Friday 30th November.
The 6ft 8in scouser is still basking in the glory of his stunning first round KO of Audley Harrison nine days ago that sent shock waves through the heavyweight division. Former British, Commonwealth and European champion Skelton boxed on the same bill in Liverpool stopping Croatian Jakov Gospic in two rounds.
In the end it took just 82 seconds for David Price to end this latest episode in the career of former Olympic champion Audley Harrison. A crushing right hand that broke Harrison’s nose ensured the British and Commonwealth titles would remain in Price’s hometown of Liverpool.
Where this latest defeat leaves Audley is anyone’s guess. He was gracious in defeat and issued a statement today.
‘Firstly, I want to congratulate David Price and his team on executing his game-plan so effectively.
Audley Harrison admits he has ‘lived a lie’ during his career – but insists he will end it on a high this weekend
Since winning a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Harrison (28-5) has often failed to back up his bragging with powerhouse performances that were promised.
He makes his final stand when he challenges British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (13-0) at Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday.
It’s not only his colossal 6ft 8in, 245lb frame that promises to distinguish David Price as the biggest emerging star in British boxing.
The 29 year old Liverpudlian appears the Brit best equipped to dominate the world heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis.
David Price’s British and Commonwealth heavyweight title defence against Audley Harrison on Saturday October 13 will take place at 9.30pm. Promoter Frank Maloney has shifted the fight forward to attract more television viewers and because of Sunday newspaper deadlines.
Audley Harrison has resisted going to a training camp for his ‘Battle of the Olympians’ clash against David Price and remained at home with his family.
A Force’ gets his final big time opportunity when he challenges unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (13-0) at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday October 13.
Harrison, 40, usually locks himself away in California’s Big Bar Mountains, but for this big test he has stayed with wife Raychel and daughter Ariella in the United States.
David Price has revealed that Audley Harrison was part of his Olympic success story. Price (13-0) makes the first defence of his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against ‘A Force’ at Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday October 13 – the first ever professional clash between two British Olympians.
Harrison (28-5) won a gold medal at Sydney 2000 and Price captured a bronze eight years later in Beijing.
Franny Smith closed his successful business so he could play a part in helping David Price achieve his dream of becoming world heavyweight champion. He owned a company selling alcoholic test tube cocktail shots, but a return to boxing was too much to resist.
Smith trained Price as an amateur, but retired until getting the call to assist Adam Booth who had planned to mastermind the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist’s pro career.
David Price's promoter Frank Maloney has signed an exclusive deal with BoxNation to ensure that the current British and Commonwealth Champion's forthcoming fights, plus his exciting stable of fighters, will be broadcast LIVE on the dedicated fight channel.
The 29-year-old Price will make his debut on BoxNation on Saturday 13th October when he takes on 2000 Olympic Champion and former world title challenger Audley Harrison at the Liverpool Echo Arena.
Dereck Chisora believes he is not alone in his disliking of fellow heavyweight world title contender David Haye and has gone as far as to claim that ‘half of London’ actually hates the Bermondsey boy.
And with the pair set to clash on July 14 at Upton Park, in a bout fuelled by bad blood, Chisora is promising to put such a beating on the Hayemaker that he’ll feel it the morning after.