Price: ‘British title will be biggest achievement’
David Price believes coming out on top at Aintree Equestrian Centre this weekend against Sam Sexton for the British heavyweight title will be the ‘biggest achievement’ of his career, piping his Commonwealth and Olympic medals.
Price meets Sexton on May 19 for the vacant Lonsdale Belt after its previous owner Tyson Fury relinquished it rather than face the Liverpool giant and Price dismissed feeling the pressure claiming he was no different than a ‘bricklayer’.
‘I've won Commonwealth Games gold and Olympic bronze as an amateur which were both proud achievements, but to win that Lonsdale Belt is something I've had my eye on since turning pro,’ said Price.
‘It's a lovely belt and so many great fighters have held it. It will be the start of something big for me, if I win this belt. It would be the biggest achievement of my career.
‘I've got the same pressures as any other person in the world who's got a family and has to go out and earn some money. I'm no different from a fella who has to get up and lay bricks for a living, we've both got to go and perform.
‘It's going to be my most difficult fight since turning pro; he's the best opponent I've faced. His strengths are probably his speed, of both hand and foot, and he's also a good technical boxer.
‘I know what Sam's about and I don't take too much from his performances against other fighters. I don't think he's fought anyone like me so there's no point reading too much into his other performances.’