Opinion | Oct 23 2014

Mickey Vann: David Price should steer clear of Anthony Joshua at the moment

But Kevin Johnson or a fired-up Michael Sprott can test Anthony Joshua, says Vann
David Price

I WOULD like to see Michael Sprott fight Anthony Joshua but feel a better fight would be with Kevin Johnson.

Why do I like to Sprott for Joshua? It’s because he’s been a great servant to boxing, and if he turns up as the determined Sprott he can be, he would give Joshua a lot of trouble, as he has done over the last few years to opponents in Germany.

Although he has only lost four of his last 10 fights, the class of opponent has not been at the better level although he went nine rounds with Kubrat Pulev – who takes on Wladimir Klitschko in November – and lost a 12-round unanimous decision over 12 rounds for the European heavyweight title to Alexander Dimitrenko. It would be good for Sprott’s pension as there can’t be too many fights left in those old bones, and he deserves one final chance in a big British fight.