Luke Wilton wants Kevin Satchell to think he’s in the lion’s den despite being the away fighter when they clash later this month.
The Belfast slugger will be roared on by around 500 fans when he challenges for Satchell’s British flyweight title at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February.
The battle of the little big men forms part of the undercard when David Price (15-0) boxes American double world title challenger Tony Thompson (36-3).
Tony Thompson claims that Tyson Fury ducked out of fighting him recently. The American two-time world heavyweight title challenger did manage to find a Briton willing him to face him and boxes David Price (15-0) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February.
Thompson (36-3) has twice challenged Wladimir Klitschko for world titles lasting until the 11th round in July 2008 and six rounds last summer.
Frank Maloney says David Price and his trainer Franny Smith are two of the best professionals he has ever worked with. The British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion faces world ranked American Tony Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February 2012 in a 12 round international heavyweight contest.
David Price will box world class American Tony Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February 2012 in a 12 round international heavyweight contest.
The two-time world title challenger represents the biggest professional test so far for the emerging British star.
British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Price (15-0) has had a magnificent 2012 winning his titles and knocking out all four opponents.
An offer was made to Tyson Fury guaranteeing him a £650,000 purse to challenge David Price for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
Tyson’s promoter Mick Hennessy turned down the offer, describing it as a ‘joke’ and added that David would have to ‘step up to the plate on our terms’.
Since then I have sent Mick an email asking if there is a way for myself and him to sit down to try and make the fight.
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.