17th December 2012
David Price and Tyson Fury stayed on course for a huge domestic heavyweight clash by dealing with Matt Skelton and Kevin Johnson, by second round KO and on points respectively, over the weekend. Price, 15-0 (13), holds the British and Commonwealth belts, Fury used to hold those two titles, but he is now ranked at number three by the WBC and has expressed an interest in going for the WBC world title in 2013.
Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle and trainer, believes that Price, and the British boxing fans that have called for the showdown, will have to wait for the fight. Fury feels that his 20-0 (14) charge has already moved beyond the Liverpudlian’s level and is a fight or two away from a shot at one of the Klitschko brothers. Saturday’s win over Johnson in Belfast was a WBC title eliminator, Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne hold the number one and two spots and are to meet in a final eliminator early next year.