David Price’s promoters Sauerland are moving on from a potential fight with British rival Dereck Chisora and have confirmed that former world title challenger Mariusz Wach is one of the alternatives being considered.
Sauerland initially revealed last week that Chisora had not replied to a substantial six-figure offer to meet the rejuvenated Price on June 6 in Liverpool, although ‘Del Boy’ disputed that fact when brothers Kalle and Nisse initially released the news.
Whatever the reason, it seems Chisora is now out of the picture and 35 year-old man mountain Wach is on the trimmed list of top names to oppose Price – who is now four victories into his comeback from damaging back-to-back losses against Tony Thompson.
“We made Chisora a very good offer but it seems he’s not interested,” Sauerland told World Boxing News.
“We are now looking at other potential opponents and can confirm that Mariusz Wach is one of them. There are a few potential other names, but right now we can’t say. All we can say is that Wach is one of them.”
Wach fought Wladimir Klitschko in November 2012, and despite being out-classed over twelve rounds, was not humiliated. The Pole then faced up to a suspension for testing positive for a banned substance in the aftermath.
Two years later, Wach made his own comeback and has since won three fights on the spin to put himself back in the picture at the top of the heavyweight rankings.