David Price comeback halted, off Smith v Skoglund World Boxing Super Series undercard

WBN 06/09/2017

Mark Robinson

British heavyweight David Price has been forced to postpone his imminent comeback after suffering a hand injury in training.

The 34 year-old was due to feature at the Echo Arena on September 16 as part of the World Boxing Super Series undercard headed by Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund, but faces a delay before he can finally return.

Price, who had scheduled a fight with Brazilian also-ran Raphael Zumbano Love, last fought when being stopped by Christian Hammer in seven rounds on the Chris Eubank Jr. v Renald Quinlan bill in London last February.

‘The Big Horrible Heavyweight’ has since left trainer David Coldwell, and after contemplating retirement, decided to give his career one last go.

Smith v Skoglund represents the maiden bout in the super-middleweight competition which will see the winner walk away with the Muhammad Ali Trophy and a clutch of world titles.

Tickets are on sale now priced £35, £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200 and £350 (VIP) via Liverpool Echo Arena.

Face value tickets are also available from www.stubhub.co.uk. StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of the World Boxing Super Series.

Here’s the current schedule as it stands:


09/09/17 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final:
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck (WBO World)
Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany

16/09/17 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final:
Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund (WBC Diamond)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom

23/09/17 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final:
Yunier Dorticos vs. Dmitry Kudryashov (WBA World)
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

30/09/17 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final:
Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez (WBC World)
Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia

07/10/17 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final:
Chris Eubank Jr vs. Avni Yildirim (IBO World)
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany

14/10/17 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final:
George Groves vs. Jamie Cox (WBA Super)
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom


Cruiserweight Quarter-Finals:
Murat Gassiev vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (IBF World)

Super Middleweight Quarter-Finals:
Juergen Braehmer vs. Rob Brant