“I’m looking forward to making a statement on the World Boxing Super Series undercard,” said 34-year old Price.
The task ahead for Price is a 36-year old Brazilian who has gone the distance with fighters such as Shannon Briggs and Andy Ruiz Jnr in the past.
“I know Raphael has been in with some big names and he has taken a few of them the distance. So he must be quite tricky and quite durable, but I view this fight, like all of my fights, as a must-win fight.”
There have been ups and downs in Price’s career, but the Liverpool boxer has not given up hope of achieving great results.
“I have tried to go to world level a couple of times and failed, but there’s no shame in that. It’s all about getting back to winning ways and hopefully setting up a title shot of some kind.”
Price lost his last fight on February 4 at the Olympia in London when he was stopped by Christian Hammer in the seventh round. The tough loss led to speculation about Price’s future.
“If you lose you manage to convince yourself to go again. After the last fight I did toy with the idea of packing it in, but after a bit of time I decided to give it a last crack of the whip because a defeat doesn’t always signal the end,” Price added.
Also on the Liverpool show – headlined by the super-middleweight tournament match between Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund – is Mikael Lawal. The big-punching undefeated London-based prospect will take on the durable Jakub Wojcik of Poland. The pair will meet in a four-round cruiserweight contest.