David Price calls it a day on his boxing career!
After being out of action for nearly two years, former heavyweight contender David Price (25-7, 20KOs) has announced his retirement from boxing. In what turned out to be his final fight, he would suffer a fourth round stoppage loss to Dereck Chisora in October 2019.
He told BT Sport Boxing the following:
“Well, I haven’t officially announced that I’ve retired, but I have. I’m not going to be fighting again. You won’t see me in a boxing ring again, for a fight at least.”
After a successful amateur career that culminated with a 2008 Olympic Bronze Medal, the gigantic heavyweight would turn pro. He would reel off fifteen consecutive wins to start his career. From there, he would take a step up in competition against Tony “The Tiger” Thompson in 2013. From that moment, things would never be the same for Price. Thompson would pull off a shocking upset, stopping Price in two rounds. He would seek revenge months later against Thompson only to be stopped again, this time in five rounds in their rematch.
After reeling off four consecutive wins, trouble would come and see the Brit again in the form of Erkan Teper, who would stop him in the second round. However, a failed post-fight drug test for Teper would result in the fight being changed to a no contest. David Price finished his career going 6-4 in his last ten fights, losing to former WBA regular heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin, Christian Hammer, Sergey Kuzmin and the aforementioned Dereck Chisora. Each loss came by stoppage.
Blessed with tremendous size at 6’8, and power, his inability to take a punch would ultimately be his downfall. He did manage to defeat some solid fighters in his career. He would defeat former Olympic Gold medalist Audley Harrison, Sam Sexton and Matt Skeleton.
We here at 3kingsboxing.com would like to wish him the best in his retirement and future endeavors.
By: Jerrell Fletcher