25th May 2012
David Price says he wants his newly acquired Lonsdale belt for keeps so he can give it to his kids. A British title belt holder is awarded the prestigious property after he has won it and defended it three times in succession, which signifies the boxers commitment and good service to the famous strap, which is rightly rewarded by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Price, 28, is the new big talk of British boxing, he is level headed, respectful and polite and is a great ambassador and role model for the game.
The Liverpudlian heavyweight stands 6′ 8″ and could one day soon be a serious threat to the reign of the dominant Klitschko brothers. He claimed the vacant British and Commonwealth titles against Sam Sexton with a dominant and then viscous fourth-round knockout at Aintree in Liverpool last week.
Price, a former Olympic bronze and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, knocked Sexton down twice before a short right hook brought the night to a dramatic and blunt finish.
Price, is now unbeaten in 13 fights with 11 KO victories. His three previous fights had not lasted longer than six minutes. But even with just an handful of fights, Price finds himself not far off a rise to world level. The heavyweight division isn’t packed with emerging talent and with not many legitimate challengers around to test the brothers, Price could soon find himself being elevated to the top quicker than expected.
A fight with Northwest rival Tyson Fury is the one the British fans would love to see, that fight would decide the best of British. But with that fight not likely to happen anytime soon, Price hopes to keep busy by having another two or three contests before the years out, with the step up to International level not far off.
In the video above by www.frankmaloney.com Price is interviewed in the dressing room after his terrific win over Sexton
Below is the fight video in full.