15th March 2012
Price, 28, is under no illusions about the threat that, an in shape, determined Sexton, 27, could be to his hopes of becoming the first Liverpool heavyweight to claim the prestigious Lonsdale belt, plus halting his dream of becoming, Britain’s 8th heavyweight champion of the world.
Bob Fitzsimmons was the first and since him, Lennox Lewis, Michael
Bent, Herbie Hide, Frank Bruno, Henry Akinwande and David Haye have all
won versions of the world heavyweight championship.
steps up to British-title level having put together 12 straight victories –
10 by knockout. He has finished off his last four opponents inside
three rounds apiece. Including John McDermott who he took care of most impressively inside just 73 seconds in January – But Price expects a longer night against former Commonwealth champion Sexton!
“I’ve seen enough of Sexton to know what he’s about. He is more technically sound than my previous couple of opponents.
a bit smarter and I will have to use my brains a bit more. I may have
to go more rounds than my last three fights put together and people will
see what I can do in the middle rounds.
“There could be a few questions answered in this fight.
“I’m really looking forward to the fight and the event.
“It’s my chance to make history and become Liverpool’s first British heavyweight champion.”
To fulfil his dream of world domination, Price says he plans to follow the blue print
put in place by the Klitschko brothers, in his mission to follow in
there footsteps and conquer the world heavyweight division.
6ft 8ins tall, Price is in fact taller than both Klitschko siblings,
Wladimir and Vitali. As a youngster, Price was told he was too tall to
make it has a boxer! – Whoever said that, mustn’t know an awful lot about
heavyweight boxing, because the Liverpudlian is now one of the top
rising heavyweight prospects in world boxing.
|Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko hold heavyweight domination|
“I’m a big fan of Wladimir,” said Price.
“I sit and watch his fights and take the positives from his game.
“It’s only natural because we are physically similar.
“The Klitschkos have a blue print of how to win fights when you’re a tall man.
I started boxing, I was told I was too tall to be a boxer and I’ve
heard that since from people who are supposed to know boxing, but don’t.
“It just makes me more determined when I hear that. I love proving people wrong.
“I’ve got a huge 12-18 months ahead.
12 months I want to be fighting world-class opponents to give me the
development I need to become heavyweight champion of the world.
“But there’s no major rush. This time next year I will be 29 years old and that’s no age for a heavyweight.
“Mentally and physically I’m still maturing.”
moment in the heavyweight division, with two real prospects who could
enter and stay at the top of the world in the next few years.
massive specimens, and thus in keeping with the new breed of the
heavyweight bruisers. The Klitschko brothers set the president of the
big, big men and our two measure up and follow the new heavyweight blue
bronze-medallist and currently unbeaten in 12 fights (10 KOs) – He beat
Fury in the amateurs at the senior national championships in Manchester
in 2006. In his last fight Price, 6`,9″, won the English belt with a one
round blow out of John McDermott. – The fight against McDermott was
also a final eliminator to face Fury for his British and Commonwealth