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David Price agrees to Povetkin fight on Joshua vs Parker undercard

David Price has agreed to a fight with former WBA heavyweight champion, Alexander Povetkin

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Title: David Price agrees to Povetkin fight on Joshua vs Parker undercard

David Price has agreed to a fight with former WBA heavyweight champion, Alexander Povetkin

After promoter Eddie Hearn touted Price and Dereck Chisora as possible opponents for Povetkin yesterday, Price confirmed he wants the fight.

“It's a no-brainer with a massive upside for me. Everything to gain, so I just agreed straight away", Price said.

“I don't think the fight is actually made, but I've agreed to take the fight and if it can happen, brilliant.”

Price’s announcement comes after Anthony Joshua revealed at a press conference earlier this week that Price is one of only three men to ever hurt him in a boxing ring.

Joshua stated: “the first was at the European championships, “when only two weeks before I had been called back into the programme because I was banned from the GB team. I was very unfit but I got stopped, not dropped.”

“The second time was with David Price. I came out of a police cell the day before and went up there to spar. Price is a puncher and that was down to a lack of experience.”

Price, once a glowing British prospect before his successive knockout losses to an aged Tony Thompson, has struggled in recent years, more recently being knocked out by Christian Hammer last year, a fighter who lost his most recent fight to Povetkin by unanimous decision in December.

Price believes “there's still a twist to come" in his boxing career, and a win against Povetkin would catapult him back into the world title mix at heavyweight.