Date: 31st March 2018 at 10:01am
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Tonight, at the Principality Stadium, in Cardiff, the Liverpool heavyweight, David Price, has a glorious opportunity to make a massive impact in the heavyweight division.

A win, against Alexander Povetkin, will propel the 34-year-old towards what many perceived not too long ago as something that was never going to happen, a world title shot.

However, a defeat, what would be the fifth of his career, would surely see Price call time on his time as a professional fighter.

But, in taking on Povetkin, Price faces a huge challenge. The Russian fighter, although older at thirty-eight, has only been beaten once in a 34-fight career, by the legend that is Wladimir Klitschko.

Talking to the BBC, ahead of the fight, Price had this to say about his chances and the set-backs he?s suffered in his career,

‘I am desperate.

‘I am up against it. But in every sport, there are upsets weekly.

‘It’s a massive opportunity for me to turn around my boxing career. I have to get the win and change my life in the process. I’m not supposed to win this fight. It can wipe out any negativity in my career.

‘Every negative that’s happened in my career has been under a lot of scrutiny because early on in my career I was expected to do this and that but I haven’t.

‘You become a bit of an easy target for critics. You know people are dismissing you and not taking you seriously as a fighter anymore. That’s difficult.

‘There are times where I haven’t felt like a professional fighter anymore, I’ve felt like a normal man.

‘Only recently in preparation for this fight have I started to get this feeling back, like I’m a sportsman, an athlete. The size of the event, the opponent, it’s real again now.’


Our best wishes go to David but here at Vital Boxing we have to admit to thinking that Povetkin will have too much for him and will win by a stoppage.

 

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