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Price set for American debut in July | Boxing Futures

Price set for American debut in July

Posted on Jun 21, 2012

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.

Price had initially targeted a slot on the undercard of Amir Khan's world title clash with Danny Garcia in Las Vegas on July 7 but his team were unable to complete a deal for that to happen.

The bout will not be screened live in the UK as the exciting heavyweight prospect faces a TV blackout, but will offer Price exposure Stateside, with the bill going out live on ESPN2 in the US.

Having seemingly avoided the chop in Sky Sport’s recent revision of its boxing contracts, it is now being reported that Price’s promoter Frank Maloney could yet be dropped by the broadcaster as it further cuts back on its boxing coverage.

Sports like F1, which has never before been shown on Sky, are taking priority over the more long-standing sports and boxing seems to be taking a bigger hit than most.

Former world champion Ricky Hatton and his promotional company were the first to go and Maloney looks set to follow, leaving just Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport in the Sky stable.

According to reports Sky have told Maloney that as of now there are no more dates for Maloney Promotions beyond their current deal and with Price on the verge of landing some huge fights in the run up to challenging for a world title, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for all concerned.

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