Heavyweight David Price scored a 6th round stoppage over Brazil’s Irineu Beato Costa Junior in Berlin on Saturday night on the Abraham v Smith undercard.
Former British and Commonwealth champion Price had been out of the ring for nearly nine month’s with an injury and looked content to shake off the ring rust and get some rounds in the bank early on as the fight started slowly with each looking to pick their shots and feel the other out.
Price, 31, was as usual impressive with his long raking jab and kept his opponent at a distance and used his considerable height advantage to dictate the pace and action with not too much coming back from Costa Junior and Price you felt could take his man out of there when he decided to.
The Liverpudlian stepped it up in the 4th and began to back up the South American who had no answer to Prices long accurate shots with the right hand starting to come into play more.
Costa eventually succumb to Price’s front foot pressure and ended up visiting the canvas three times before his corner eventually through in the towel after a final right hand.
After the fight Price said he would eventually like to fight British rivals Tyson Fury and also would be willing to take on Anthony Joshua if the Olympic champions camp felt their man was ready to face him.