English heavyweight David Price is under no illusions of the mammoth task sitting in front of him as the big puncher prepares to face his toughest career test of March 31.
The 34 year-old will battle former world champion and top five WBN rated operator Alexander Povetkin is what is being presented by promoter Eddie Hearn as a golden opportunity,
A win for Price at the Principality Stadium in Wales could set up an all-British world title fight against Anthony Joshua in the summer and Price is banking on a knockout upset over the solid Russian.
“It is a big ask for me to go out and win this fight but upsets do happen in sport. I have been on the wrong end of upsets in boxing and I think I am due a bit of luck. I have a belief that this fight has come at the right time for me and I have a belief that I am going to win the fight,” said Price.
“Without doing myself a disservice, every dog has its day and I have a feeling that this is doing to be my day and everything that has happened has led to this.
“I have never found myself in this position where I have been the big underdog and I have everything to gain. I will go in there completely free of any pressure and I think people will see the best of me for that very reason.”
Povetkin, who is undefeated since losing to Wladimir Klitschko, is the current WBO and WBA mandatory challenger and looks set to be pushed forward to fight the winner of Joshua’s unification against Joseph Parker.
Price can not only cause a massive shock but in the process can claim Povetkin’s fringe title belts and make himself the top contender for a chance at Joshua or Parker.