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HEAVYWEIGHTS David Price and Audley Harrison will travel to Liverpool and London to promote their bout, which is being titled “Battle of the Olympians”.

Price, won won bronze in Beijing four years ago, and Harrison, a gold medalist at the 2000 Games in Sydney, will be in the former’s home city on Wednesday, August 8, before travelling south to the capital a day later.

The bout at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, in which the unbeaten Price will be defending his British and Commonwealth titles, will be screened on BoxNation, on October 13.

 

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UNBEATEN heavyweight prospect David Price will be the subject of a “major announcement” on Wednesday, his promoter Frank Maloney has announced.

Press have been invited to the Waldorf Hilton Hotel at noon to receive some “breaking news” about the Liverpool-based fighter, who most recently despatched Sam Sexton by knockout at Aintree in May.
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SAM Sexton is adamant that unbeaten David Price is the best heavyweight in Britain.

Amid the much-hyped Dereck Chisora-David Haye clash at Upton Park next month, Price is rapidly moving into a position of some influence thanks to some impressive wins – most recently a dominant fourth-round knockout of Sexton in May.

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Title-chasing Adil Anwar says the success of close friend Amir Khan will act as a catalyst for his own pursuit of championships.

Anwar fights Lenny Daws on the undercard of the eagerly anticipated David Price v Sam Sexton heavyweight match-up at Aintree Racecourse on May 19.

The bout is for the vacant English light-welterweight crown and is a final eliminator for the British belt – which will be contested on the same show, between defending champion Ashley Theophane and challenger Steve Williams.

Anwar said: “Amir Khan is an inspiration to me and I also consider Amir a friend. I speak to Amir and on the night of the Prizefighter he telephoned to show his support.

“He is fighting at world-class level and it would be arrogant to put myself up there and say I am worthy to fight someone who has worked so hard and spent so much time developing his career to get into that position.

“But, in time, I intend on fighting at the same level.”

Tickets for the show are available at www.frankmaloney.com or www.ticketmaster.com

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THE journey to Carl Froch and Lucian Bute’s clash for the latter’s IBF super-middleweight title began in earnest today with a press call at the venue, the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.

Froch will fight in the UK for the first time since his unconvincing split decision victory against Andre Dirrell in the Super Six, in October 2009.

Since that bout, Froch has collected plenty of air miles en route to clashes against highly-ranked Mikkel Kessler, Arthur Abraham, Glen Johnson and, in the Super Six final, Andre Ward.

“Bute has not often fought out of his hometown so to put his title on the line in my backyard he’s either very confident or very stupid – I think he’s very confident and he’s the champion, so why not be confident,” said Froch (34-2), who could become a three-time world champion with victory in the May 26 contest.

Bute did not take part in the Super Six, preferring instead to clock up title defences in his adopted home country of Canada. To take the bout, he has given up familiar surroundings for a rather more hostile atmosphere at the Capital FM Arena.

“I’ve been criticised for not fighting away from home,” he said. “I remember when Joe Calzaghe fought away from home at the end of his career, he received the respect he deserved for doing that and that’s what I’m looking to do.”

Froch’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, tweeted earlier today that ticket sales had passed the 4,000 mark having been on sale only since 2pm.

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Rendall Munroe was unhappy with some of the comments made by upcoming opponent Scott Quigg on Saturday’s War Of The Roses show. The Leicester fighter responded today with: “They don’t realise when they disrespect me I don’t shout off my mouth, I just train harder to hurt them more than I was going to before.” Here’s our story on Munroe v Quigg.