David Price should find out by Friday whether he’s still in with a chance of fighting Anthony Joshua on December 10.
A WBA ruling is due to happen sometime today, meaning Price could be in line for a world title shot, or at the very least a co-feature clash with highly-ranked American Eric Molina.
Prior to Joshua entering talks with Wladimir Klitschko, Price was being considered for an undercard encounter with Molina, although doubts over the main event have kept the Liverpudlian in the running to be bumped up the card.
Whether it’s Joshua or Molina though, the rejuvenated Price is ready to step up his opposition following two quick comeback victories in 2016.
“We all want to fight AJ, obviously for the business but also the opportunity,” Price exclusively told World Boxing News.
“If it’s not Joshua, I’d happily knock Eric Molina out and that would help with my profile and in the rankings. Then, we’ll move on from there. Either way, if it’s one of them two I’ve got plenty to look forward to.
“The first option would be Joshua if the Klitschko fight doesn’t go ahead so let’s see how it plays out.”
Asked about the short notice of the event, which has been delayed by the World Boxing Association’s imminent decision, Price said he has no worries about being in top condition for the Manchester date.
“I’m still in training. I missed out on October 15 with illness but I’ll still have an eight-week camp. I’ve been in the gym all year, really so I’m ready to fight. I’m in good shape,” he said.
Should the WBA jump on board for Joshua v Klitschko, Price has more than one option for the undercard as Lucas Browne may be persuaded to accept a fight with the 33 year-old as an incentive to step aside until the spring.
Browne was promised an immediate shot at the title following a court ruling but could have the blow softened should the Aussie get a chance to contest two titles instead of one in a few months from now.