11th June 2011
David Price will now face Tom Dallas tonight at Liverpool’s Olympia, after ‘Big’ John McDermot pulled out of the proposed headliner with a throat infection.
The fight will also be a re-run of the 2006 ABA final between the pair, when Price 27, won a points decision on that occasion and will be the favorite to do a repeat performance, with Dallas stepping into the breech with just 4 days to spare.
Dallas 26, from Kent is coming off a points win, but bad performance against American Zack Page and he will need to improve on that showing, if he is to upset Scouser Price in his own back yard. Price (10-0, 8KOs) wiped out Raphael Butler in one round in his last fight in April and has been sparring the past week or so with heavyweight champion David Haye in preparation.