Price faces Ruzsinszky on Sauerland debut as Airich fails medical

British heavyweight David Price has been handed another opponent change for his Stuttgart comeback following a failed medical by German Konstantin Airich.

The 30 year-old now faces Hungarian Istvan Ruzsinszky as the Liverpudlian bids to comeback from a nightmare 2013 when he suffered back-to-back losses to Tony Thompson.

Ruzsinszky, 25, brings a timid 12-9-1 record to the ring at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle this weekend, having stopped eight of his opponents since turning professional two years ago.

The enforced change won’t make too much difference to the outlook for former Olympic bronze medallist Price, who knows nothing but an impressive win will do to get his career back on track.

Price was much-lauded as the future of the top division twelve months ago until Thompson put an end to his air of invincibility, forcing the 6ft 8ins puncher into a soul-searching spell out of the sport.

Now recharged and under a new banner with Kalle and Nisse Sauerland, Price has the opportunity to rebuild his career away from the pressures of fighting in his home country and has the perfect spotlight to do it on the Marco Huck v Firat Arslan II undercard.

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