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David Price responds after Tyson Fury includes him in Twitter poll

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Controversial ex-heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury is readying himself for a long awaited comeback next year, and is already eyeing potential bouts after setting up a poll on Twitter to find out who he should fight next. 

The Gypsy King clearly wanted the opinion of his followers on who his first fight should be back in the ring.

The options?

The winner vs Charr and Ustinov, Shannon Briggs, David Price, and Alexander Povetkin.

Giant British fighter Price found his name on the poll, and he has since responded by throwing down the gauntlet to Fury.

Although he didn't win the poll, Briggs won that with 43%, it was Price who issued a response to the controversial fighter.

Fury has not fought in over two years amidst issues with depression and drug bans.

A National Anti-Doping Panel is due to meet in December to rule on his ban, and Fury is hoping to have his boxing licence renewed and is keen to step back into the ring and into an increasingly exciting heavyweight scene in 2018.

Price, who has a victory over Fury in their amateur days, responded on Twitter to Fury's poll by calling out his former opponent.

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"Tyson I'm the last ( and only) Englishman to beat you! I know deep down you still want revenge.."

Fury replied that he would love a chance to settle the score: "Would love ❤️ to put it right if I could

For Price, coming off a loss to Christian Hammer for the European heavyweight title, it would represent an enormous opportunity to get his career back on track, and he was quick to engage in  social media banter with Fury.

You can see the full Twitter exchange between Price and Fury below.

There was no room for Anthony Joshua on the poll as Fury would wisely prefer a preparatory fight before any potential showdown with Britain's new world heavyweight champion.

There is undoubtedly a box office attraction in a fight seeking revenge against a fellow Brit. With Fury now remotivated and back in training, the heavyweight scene may have another massive contender in 2018.

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