Price Targets European Title

David Price has vowed to continue boxing and has set his sights on Europe, after a fifth round knockout against Alexander Povetkin. The British heavyweight was close to causing an upset against Povetkin, when he rocked him in the third round, but the Russian produced a fight stopping performance in the fifth, that left Price […]

David Price has vowed to continue boxing and has set his sights on Europe, after a fifth round knockout against Alexander Povetkin.

The British heavyweight was close to causing an upset against Povetkin, when he rocked him in the third round, but the Russian produced a fight stopping performance in the fifth, that left Price needing 40 stitches in his mouth and nose.

The 34-year-old is undeterred by his latest setback and remains passionate about the sport, with the European title appealing to him.

“I’m excited to get back in there. I can’t wait. Normally I have some time away from boxing after a fight but I want to get straight back into it this time. I’ve fallen back in love with it.

 

 

“I really want to say a huge ‘thanks’ to the support I’ve received before, during and after the fight. It has completely renewed my faith in boxing as a sport.

“Although I lost and got knocked out, I proved I can compete with elite fighters. Before the fight, I said I would carry on regardless and after it, I take the positives and will now go for the European title.”

“The knockout won’t have been nice for people to watch in the heat of the moment but I didn’t mind watching it straight afterwards when I went backstage. For a long time, I couldn’t watch Erkan Teper knocking me out but you grow as a person.

 

“If a fighter quits just because they get knocked out, are they really a fighter? Getting knocked out is part of boxing and you have to accept that.”

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