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).
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.
British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price has confirmed that his proposed US debut on July 27 is off due to circumstances outside of his control.
It is the second setback for the big hitter in as many weeks after learning that Sky Sports would not be renewing his promoter Frank Maloney’s contract, leaving Price without a broadcaster in the immediate future.
British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price is set to make his American debut on July 27 on a show in Atlantic City against a yet to be named opponent.
Frank Warren has confirmed that David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s much-hyped clash on July 14 will go ahead despite threats from the British Boxing Board of Control that anyone involved in the promotion would have their licence revoked.
An inquest into the death of Olympic boxer Darren Sutherland was told the fighter had fallen out of love with the sport and wanted to quit but feared reprisals from his manager Frank Maloney.
Sutherland was found dead at his flat in Bromley, south-east London, by Maloney in September 2009. An autopsy ruled he died from asphyxia as a result of suspension by a ligature.
Promoter Frank Maloney has announced that David Price and Sam Sexton will meet for the vacant British heavyweight title at Liverpool's Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, May 19.
The pair will square off at the Equestrian Centre on the course, and Maloney has earmarked the venue as the Liverpudlian giant’s new home for his next few fights.
David Price has expressed his disappointment at not being able to agree a fight with former British and Commonwealth champion Tyson Fury claiming the Manchester man vacated his titles to avoid facing him.
Having worked his way into the mandatory challenger spot for the British title, Price will now fight for a vacant strap after rejecting Hennessy Sports initial offer of £100,000 to take on fellow giant Fury.
Unbeaten Price is the mandatory challenger to the British heavyweight title currently held by Fury and though Price and promoter Frank Maloney want to make the fight, it remains to be seen if Fury is as keen.