Feature | Dec 22 2018

EXCLUSIVE David Price plots his path back

Liverpool heavyweight David Price speaks to John Dennen ahead of his crucial fight tonight at the O2 Arena
David Price
David Price v Sergey Kuzmin - WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title  |  Action Images

AFTER stepping in at short notice to suffer an injury and lose to Sergey Kuzmin in September, David Price is certain that victory over Tom Little tonight at the O2 will set him back on the right track.

“My pride was still damaged [after Kuzmin] but my health was intact, which is more important than pride I suppose,” Price told Boxing News. “I was going in, it was 90% in his favour and I said to Matchroom if I do take the fight I do want you to get me going again. I’m here now. All said and done, it wasn’t a bad move really.”

“First couple of rounds [against Kuzmin] if everything was tip top it would be curtains for this fella and that was frustrating for me as well. Thankfully there’s an opportunity to win on Saturday and there’s that much happening now in the heavyweight division, there’s opportunities. They’re everywhere. But I need to play a game now, instead of jumping at chances be a little bit more selective, taking fights that I see on paper as more in my favour,” he continued. “There is going to be a point where I’m going to have to accept I’m going to be coming in as the opponent. If I can get a few wins together I’ll be giving myself the best opportunity heading into the big one.”