David Price, Ohara Davies handed European foes in Germany
British heavyweight David Price will fight Ivica Perkovic on Saturday night as the former UK champion continues his comeback under the tutelage of David Coldwell on the Juergen Braehmer v Nathan Cleverly undercard.
The 33 year-old looked good back in May when fighting for the first time since losing to disgraced German Erkan Teper in 2015 and warms up for a potential outing on October 15 in his hometown of Liverpool.
Back-to-back victories for Price this month would then see the Olympic bronze medallist head into a massive fight against a ranked contender on the Anthony Joshua undercard with a world title shot in sight.
Opponent Perkovic, 42, has lost more than half of his 52 contests, and the Croat should be no match for Price, having previously lost to the likes of Carlos Takam, Hughie Fury, Kubrat Pulev and Mark de Mori.
Also on the Neubrandenburg bill, fellow-Brit Ohara Davies faces a French opponent in Chaquib Fadli who was recently stopped by perennial upsetter Renald Garrido. It’s an opportunity for
It’s an opportunity for 24 year-old Davies to step up his opposition slightly in a bid to land a big fight towards the end of the year.
Victory for ‘Two Tanks’ could ironically set-up a fight with Garrido himself or Italian Andrea Scarpa with the WBC silver super-lightweight title on the line. Then, there’s also the possibility of a British title battle with Tyrone Nurse.
It’s just a case of who is willing to step up and take on the avoided contender before he eventually forces the issue himself by landing a mandatory shot.
Previously announced on the bill was middleweight prospect Anthony Ogogo, although the Lowestoft man will no longer feature on what has now become a nine-bout card at the Jahnsportforum.