Matchroom Boxing announced a new opponent for David Price in Sergey Kuzmin this week as the former British heavyweight champion gets the chance to shine on another huge card.
Price, 33, will battle Kuzmin on the Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin bill at Wembley Stadium on September 22 following the collapse of a clash with Sean Turner.
‘Big Sexy’ pulled out of an October 5th bout through injury. This paved the way for Price to be pitted against the undefeated Russian in London.
Losing to Povetkin in March on Joshua v Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Price had the ex-WBA ruler in trouble early on before being wiped out in the fifth.
Now, ‘The Big Horrible Heavyweight’ takes on another big puncher. Promoter Eddie Hearn has already described the clash as a ‘shootout’ when making the announcement.
Kuzmin is a two-time European medallist as an amateur. The 31 year-old was gold in 2010 and silver in 2013. Since turning pro, Kuzmin is 12-0 with nine KO’s and is highly concussive.
Famously, Kuzmin blasted out Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce on his way to that silver in 2013 and it could be a case of who lands first as Kuzmin and Price bid for the vacant WBA International belt.
As a results, defeat for Price would be unthinkable at the moment. Whilst Kuzmin can enhance his name on the road to a higher world ranking.
With five losses from 27 contests, Price needs to score an upset to move closer to the bigger domestic names.
The Liverpudlian has been linked to facing Dillian Whyte. Whilst Dereck Chisora, Dave Allen and Joyce himself have been mentioned.
12 – lightweight
Luke Campbell v Yvan Mendy
12 – British cruiserweight title
Matty Askin v Lawrence Okolie
10 – heavyweight
Sergey Kuzmin v David Price
6 – welterweight
Shakhram Giyasov v TBA
More to be announced in the coming days. Tickets are still available here.