Briton David Price got in a much-needed ten rounds in Schwerin, Germany as the Olympic bronze medallist continues his recovery from a double of defeats against Tony Thompson.
The 30 year-old kept behind his jab and moved well against Yaroslav Zavorotnyi and was never in any danger of losing the fight as he cruised to a unanimous decision. Price was caught on a couple of occasions by Zavorotnyi in the mid-rounds but kept his composure to see out the victory.
Judges at Ringside carded scores of 100-90, 98-92 and 97-93 to hand Price an 18th career victory, whilst Zavorotnyi drops to 16-7 after suffering his first loss in three years.
Price has been making noises about a possible UK return against the winner of Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora’s imminent rematch, although any big domestic match-ups could be another year or so in the future.
Also on the bill at the Sport and Congress Center, former WBA Cruiserweight champion First Arslan is back in the win column following his WBO title loss to Marco Huck in January.
The veteran, 43, dropped Tamas Bajzath in the eighth and final round on his way to a comprehensive points win and the 34th of his career.
Arslan is expected to be back out again in the summer before stepping up his opposition later in the year.
Undisputed women’s welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus extended her reign at the top with a unanimous points win over Jessica Balogun. The 32 year-old ‘First Lady’ controlled the fight throughout to win 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 on the judges cards and improve to 25-0.
Later on in the night, super-middleweight prospect Tyron Zeuge pushed his record to 14-0 win a ninth round triumph against Armand Cullhaj, whilst Enrico Koelling did likewise with a decision win over Patrick Bois.
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