Updated: Oct 13, 2014
David Price believes Eddie Hearn will be making a big mistake should he match his fighter Anthony Joshua with the Liverpudlian heavyweight. Price was ringside to watch the Olympic gold medalist make light work of Russian fighter Denis Bakhtov with a second-round stoppage on Saturday night which saw him capture his first title, winning the WBC International Heavyweight title.
Big punching David Price confirmed he would be looking to take Joshua’s head off his shoulders; this is big talk from Price who is trying to make his way back up the rankings following back-to-back knockout losses against Tony Thompson.
Price has knocked out 15 of his 18 victims and is confident of adding Joshua’s scalp to his resume; he believes that Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn will be taking a big risk should he match the pair against each other.
Eddie Hearn has been slowly building up the Olympic champion with hopes of turning him in to the first British heavyweight superstar since Lennox Lewis.
David Price was working ringside on Saturday and was impressed with what he saw in Joshua’s demolition of Denis Bakhtov. Eddie Hearn stoked the fire between the two heavyweights by mentioning Price in after the fight and said that Joshua could “go through everyone in the heavyweight division”.
David Price’s promoters tweeted that they would be interested in the fight.
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Promoter Eddie Hearn opened the door for the bout to take place, adding: “Joshua v Price next year is a big big fight
The Liverpudlian who has arguably the most devastating right hand in heavyweight boxing said; “I’ll be looking to take his head off his shoulders,”
“I’m not this durable fighter, who comes in to get rounds in,” said Price.
“I’ll be going in to take his head off his shoulders type of thing, without sounding too manic. I’ll be going out with the same intentions as Anthony Joshua. It will be an explosive fight.”
Joshua will now turn his attention to 39-year-old Michael Sprott who he will face on the undercard of Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly II’s Pay-Per-View event on 22nd November at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Joshua admits that Price would be a dangerous opponent. He added; “I understand and respect that Price will always have that right hand and that boxing ability. I put Price above the three right now.”
“There’s always that mutual respect but we know that somewhere down the line we could be trying to knock each other’s heads off.”
One thing is for sure, should these two face each other, bombs metaphorical or otherwise will be going off.
Whoever connects properly first, game over!