David Price is continuing his comeback tour with Sauerland Promotions by facing up against big hitting Yaroslav Zavorotnyi this weekend in Germany. The Liverpudlian is keen to put the two back to back defeats at the hands of Tony Thompson well behind him and is now aiming for a top ten ranked fighter for a bout this Autumn – ostensibly at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
The 6’8″ giant has spent a grand total of 4 rounds beating Ondrej Pala and Istvan Ruzsinszky since his humiliating double loss to Thompson and is now looking back to home for his next step, and he has his crosshairs fully fixed on his old verbal sparring partner Tyson Fury. “A fight with Tyson Fury, because of the history we have, is still a massive fight and could maybe happen next summer if he doesn’t get a fight against Wladimir Klitschko.” said Price.
In the wake of last weeks huge event at Wembley Price may well be keen to take the burning torch and run with it all the way to a clash of the titans between himself and Fury. And who can blame him. He will have to improve his stock before the bout looms onto our horizons (if at all) but Price is aware of the work he needs to do. “If I win this weekend then my UK comeback will be against a top ten ranked opponent and victory over them will put me in a great position, more or less where I was before I lost to Thompson.” he said.
Price still has a small mountain to climb, but he is going to be there or thereabouts next year in the heady looking mix of Fury, Dereck Chisora, Anthony Joshua, and now, maybe, David Haye. His first step is to look impressive this weekend against Zavorotnyi, who has a record of W16(KO14), L6(KO2) and lasted the distance with Kubrat Pulev back in 2011. The 39yr old Ukrainian will test that all important Price chin without a doubt. If he passes the test, the Autumn opponent will be very interesting indeed.