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The Price is right for British heavyweight giant David Price Saturday night

Liverpool, England's own David Price faces countryman John McDermott in a heavyweight battle that will for the time be the most important fight in the careers of both fighters.

The fight on Saturday at the Olympia Liverpool is a British title eliminator and will be televised on Sky Sports while being promoted by Frank Maloney.

The winner of this fight is scheduled to face British champion Tyson Fury.

"I take the fights one at a time. I'm not looking past McDermott but I certainly want a fight with Fury down the road," said the 28-year-old Price.

This is the third time this fight is to have taken place. Both fighters have had to pull out due to injuries.

Price boasts a professional record of 11-0, 9 KO's while McDermott, 31, has a record of 26-7, 17 KO's. Price has yet to fight on American soil.

The 6'8, 250 pound Price is a 2008 Beijing, China Olympic bronze medalist and won many tournaments and big fights throughout his 85 amateur fights.

This reporter had the opportunity to observe Price train during private workouts at the private Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, NV during the World Boxing Council Convention in mid-December that he was attending with promoter Maloney.

This gave Price access to the American and international press at the convention. It also gave the press a chance to see Price.

I thought Price looked to be in excellent fighting trim and was becoming well-prepared for the McDermott fight at that time.

Price was also in America back in August and has trained under American trainers Tommy Brooks and future Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.

For the McDermott fight Price will have trained almost 80 rounds.

Price has been careful not to criticize or look past McDermott although he is currently a 7-1 favorite in betting parlors in England


Price's last fight was back in June when he stopped Tom Dallas in two rounds. After that he suffered the rib injury that forced the second cancelation against McDermott


Price had certainly paid the price as he has come up the ranks of becoming a serious professional contender. Because of his size he became a popular sparring partner for contenders getting ready for world title fights against the Klitchko's.

Most recently he spent time in the training camps of heavyweight contenders Odlanier Solis and David Haye who were training to fight the Klitchko brothers.

For more information or tickets go to www.frankmaloney.comor call 0871 226 1508.


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