Liverpool heavyweight David Price faces the “hardest fight of his career” when he squares off with Dereck Chisora at the O2 Arena on Saturday night but he's confident he can pull off the upset despite the short notice he received for the fight.
“It’s a winnable fight without a doubt and that’s one of the other reasons I took the fight.” Price told The Sportsman
“I think it’s the right step up from my last fight, it’s not too big a jump - I believe it’ll be the hardest fight of my career because of the way it is physically with Dereck.
“It’s not short notice like the one I took at Wembley against [Sergey] Kuzmin where I was ill and I weren’t myself. My head weren’t right for that fight but that’s for another day - this time I’ve been in the gym, been feeling great and I’m ready to fight for this one.
“I think Dereck poses a different to [Dave] Allen as far as pressure’s concerned - a lot of it for me is staying calm in the eye of the storm.
“A lot of fights happen in these situations where the late notice opponent comes in and does the job and I’m hoping I’m going to the same on Saturday.”
Saturday’s opponent ‘Del Boy’ has picked up something of a reputation when it comes to being involved in thrilling fights and Price believes Saturday night’s showdown won’t be any different.
“It’s going to be an explosive fight between two big-hitting heavyweights who can knock people out and be knocked out - it’s a dream fight for casual fans and boxing fans,” said the 36-year-old
Regardless of the outcome this weekend, Price is adamant that he’ll fight on after Chisora.
“This isn’t my last fight, win lose or draw, I’m categorically saying that now. I’ve got options if I don’t win.
“There could be a big show at Anfield next year so who knows what could happen.”
The bout will be chief support on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series super-lightweight finale between Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor.