DAVID PRICE has stepped in to face Derek Chisora on October 26 after Joseph Parker was forced to withdraw after contracting an illness he blamed on being bitten by a spider. The heavyweight 12-rounder – chief-support to Josh Taylor versus Regis Prograis – takes place at the O2 in London.
There was disappointment when Parker was forced off the card but show promoters Matchroom moved quickly to bring in an appealing replacement. Price, 36, is on a three-fight win streak and was expected to follow his July victory over Dave Allen with a place on the November 23 card in Liverpool.
But Price now gets the chance to secure a fairy tale world title shot.