Former British heavyweight champion David Price is hoping to secure a world title chance later this year having responded to a recent post by current belt holder Anthony Joshua.
With a date at the end of the year on the cards, Joshua posted on social media that ‘only serious applicants’ should bid to share the ring at the O2 Arena, to which Price then threw his hat into the ring.
Price told Joshua to remember the last time the pair stepped between the ropes in a non-professional capacity and believes he firmly fits the bill following a successful return to form in May.
The 33 year-old halted Vaclav Pesjar in two rounds on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s world cruiserweight title win over Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park and is scheduled to fight again on the new WBC champion’s first defence in Liverpool next month.
Another win on October 15 against a higher-ranked opponent could set Price up nicely for a potential December shot at Joshua, which would see two former Olympians battle it out for the top division crown.
Hughie Fury has also been mentioned as a potential foe for Joshua, although his career is currently under a cloud due to a UK Anti-Doping investigation over the alleged use of banned steroid nandrolone.
Fury and cousin Tyson, who holds three of the five world titles on offer, are set to face charges dating back to reported positive tests back in February 2015.