The unbeaten British heavyweight prospect from Liverpool, David Price, is keen on setting up a potential fight with the former British heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora, who suffered a fifth round knockout defeat against David Haye at the West Ham Upton Park Stadium in east London earlier this month.
Though a fight between Price and Chisora is not confirmed yet, promoters of both the sides are trying their best to arrange it.
“A fight with Chisora would create interest and if the fans wanted to see it, I’d be happy to take part,” said Price in his recent interview with BBC.
The 6 ft 8 in giant, who holds a perfect record of winning all of his 13 professional fights, with 11 of his wins coming by the way of a knockout, told the media that he is confident of beating Chisora in the ring.
“I feel I can beat anyone on my day and Dereck Chisora is no different. I’ve sparred a lot with him and we’ve had some good sessions. It would make a good fight, but I would be 100% confident of beating him,” Price added when asked about going head to head against Dereck Chisora.
The controversial grudge fight between Chisora and Haye did an excellent business. Both fighters literally came down to blows in February in Munich as a result to which almost over 30,000 people flocked into the arena to see them taking on each other and this is the main reason why Price is after Chisora.
Price could have thought of David Haye as well but he feels former WBA heavyweight champion will not accept his offer because he wants a fight with Vitali Klitschko. Furthermore, Price also thinks his fight with Haye won’t generate public interest.
Price said, “David Haye’s got nothing to gain by fighting me. I’m just British champion and have only had 13 fights. He’s a former world champion and he wants to be fighting the very best.”
He added, “A fight with me wouldn’t generate any interest worldwide, although it probably would in Britain.”