Feature | Feb 02 2018

David Price vs. The Drug Cheats

Elliot Worsell looks at why David Price, a man whose career has been blighted by drug cheats, has agreed to fight Alexander Povetkin on March 31
David Price
David Price looks dejected after defeat to Christian Hammer  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

DAVID Price is fighting another drug cheat. Another “cheating rat”.

This one is Russian, a serial drug cheat, someone caught more than once. He is someone whose cheating is well-documented, in fact, someone who has failed tests, been slapped on the wrist in that half-hearted way boxing authorities slap wrists, and lost title opportunities and paydays as a result. He is someone whose dastardly ways are condoned, someone who, nowadays, is considered more cheat than champ.

Which is what makes the thought of David Price volunteering to fight Alexander Povetkin on March 31 in Cardiff all the more perplexing.

 

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