Frank Maloney tips David Price to be crowned heavyweight champion – but Tyson Fury fight is unlikely

Posted: May 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Promoter Frank Maloney has tipped hot prospect David Price to be crowned world heavyweight champion.

The Liverpudlian’s impressive fourth round stoppage against Sam Sexton to lift the British and Commonwealth belts on Saturday evening has made boxing pundits stand up and take notice.

Maloney said: “People might have dismissed David’s comments when he said he would become world heavyweight champion by his 20th fight. That doesn’t look a bad prediction now.

“He could most probably earn his chance quickly, but it is about becoming world champion and having a long reign.”

Price, who stands at 6ft 8ins, and his team now have their sights set on a summer clash in the United States or a British title defence on home soil.

However, it is unlikely British boxing fans will get their wish of watching Price go toe to toe with fellow unbeaten prospect Tyson Fury.

Maloney added: “We know David has an impreccable amateur pedigree, but to do a job like he did against Sam in only his 13th professional fight was special.

“The only other person to beat Sexton was Dereck Chisora and I will let those who turned up at Aintree and watching on television decide who was the most impressive against him.

“There are some credible British opponents who would be decent opposition and there has been interest from America for a while.

“Whatever decision is made will be in David’s best interests and nobody else.”


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