Exclusive: David Price discusses ring return, aims to follow Wladimir Klitschko example

Chris Glover 21/02/2016

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British fighter David Price has linked up with Dave Coldwell as he looks to rebuild on the world heavyweight scene.

Coldwell knows a thing or two about boxing in the heavier weight classes, spending years in David Haye’s camp with Adam Booth, as well as having a lot of success with Liverpool’s world rated Tony Bellew.

It appears that Price has made a wise move linking up with the Yorkshire based Coldwell.

“I’m happy I’ve linked up with Dave, I’m enjoying working with him alongside doing my strength and conditioning at No Limits in Liverpool which is also great. Being around other fighters wanting to succeed just makes you want to work that extra bit harder and I am doing. I’m happy in life but as you know boxing is never straight forward but I’m really happy working with Dave.”

There is little doubt that Price has the ability to reach the top as many considered the 2008 Olympic medallist a World Champion in waiting for the majority of his early career. Setbacks have come and gone, and now ‘Pricey’ is looking to move quickly under the supervision of Coldwell and his promoters, the Sauerland brothers.

“I want to be out in April and after speaking with Nisse (Sauerland) hopefully that would be the case. I’d prefer to fight at home really as I want to prove my worth and make statements so it needs to happen. I could have been European champion now and on the brink of a World title fight but it’s gone now and I want to get back to that level quickly. I know I’m better than what I’ve showed and I’m feeling really confident.”

It should be noted that Matchroom, who work closely with the Germany-based Sauerland outfit, have a show in Liverpool on April 2nd, which would seem the ideal date for Price to showcase his improvements in front of home support. Price is eyeing the top-rated contenders and the 32 year old doesn’t intend on easing himself back into the heavyweight mix.

“I don’t want to hang around. I’ve won 19 of my 20 pro fights. The Thompson fights and Teper has gone now and that’s in the past. As far as I’m concerned I’ve lost one fight fairly as a pro and that was just a strange night. I want one fight to warm up then I want to be right back into it.”

It should be noted that Wladimir Klitschko had similar problems to Price in the mid part of his career and Price believes that he can produce a similar aura that Klitschko.

“People believed Klitschko couldn’t be beaten. A lot of fighters had lost the fight against him before they had even got in the ring. Since Fury beat him that aura has disappeared. I know I am better what people have seen and hopefully I can recreate an aura around myself in a similar way that Klitschko did,” he added.

Chris Glover is a staff writer for WBN. Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisGlover28

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