David Price is planning to return on the Joshua vs. Parker card, possibly against Russian former world champion Alexander Povetkin.
With his sights on storming into the division, the Liverpool man assesses some potential future heavyweight match ups.
Price is rebuilding his career after a stoppage defeat to Christian Hammer and a win against Povetkin is a sure-fire way to do it.
Keeping an eye on the recent heavyweight news, Price has his own opinions on the division as things currently stand.
When asked how he sees Joshua vs. Parker playing out, Price exclusively told World Boxing News: “I think it’s going to be a tactical affair rather than a war.
“I think Joseph Parker is going to fight on the back foot and make Joshua miss and try to frustrate him.”
Price, along with many others, believe Joshua will aim to weigh lighter than his previous career highest weigh-ins. The lower weight may be to Joshua’s advantage, and speaking to WBN; Price gave his prediction for the ending of the fight.
“I think Joshua will come in lighter to gain an advantage, he will win on points. You just have to look at Takam and how he performed.”
Price is good friends with former cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew and is looking forward to his rematch with David Haye on May 5th.
Bellew stopped Haye late in what was since blamed on an achilles injury for the eventual loser, although Price says a repeat can happen when both are fully fit.
“The longer its gone on, the better it’s getting. Bellew is never out of the gym and neither is David and they’re both working hard to win. I think Bellew wins it on points, maybe a late stoppage.”
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller