David Price explains decision to continue fighting ahead of summer return

RINGSIDE 07/05/2018

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight king David Price will return to action at Bolton’s Macron Stadium on July 27.

Price (22-5-KO18) was stopped in a thrilling fight against former world champion Alexander Povetkin (34-1-KO24) last time out but despite defeat, the Liverpudlian is more determined than ever to reward his growing fanbase with a major title.

Price said: “I’m made up to be back. I’m grateful to MTK Global. They’ve delivered this fight for me and I’ve got my mojo back. I’m back in love with boxing.

“I really enjoyed the fight and the occasion last time out. It was great to be part of such a big event. My next fight won’t be on that scale but it’s a step back towards the big time.

“I said before I’d target the European title but I’m not solely focused on that. I just want another big fight and it could just as easily be for a world ranking title.

“A lot of inspiration has come from the fans. It’s really giving me such a boost. When you receive the support I have – especially after a defeat – it’s heartwarming.

“I’ve come in for some stick from the public over the last few years – some warranted, some not – but to see people throwing their support behind me now, I’m drawing on that.”

An impressive undercard for the MTK Manchester event will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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