News | Jul 16 2015

PREVIEW David Price ready for toughest test since Tony Thompson

George Gigney previews Price's European title clash with Erkan Teper
David Price
David Price  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

DAVID PRICE plans to put himself back into world title contention by winning the vacant European heavyweight title against Germany’s Erkan Teper at the Ludwigsburg MHP Arena in Germany on Friday night. Z!-Promotions won the purse bids for this one and BoxNation will televise in the UK.

The Liverpudlian was well on his way to fighting for world honours before back-to-back stoppage defeats to Tony Thompson in 2013 scuppered those plans and left his future looking bleak. His response was to join forces with promoters Team Sauerland and rebuild his career away from home, fighting in Germany and Denmark.

Since the Thompson defeats, Price has picked up three early wins against Istvan Ruzsinsky, Ondrej Pala and Irineu Beato Costa Junior as well as a 10-round decision over Yaroslav Zavorotnyi. Although the opposition has not been stellar, those wins will have helped Price rediscover some of the confidence developed through bludgeoning the likes of Audley Harrison and Sam Sexton earlier in his career.