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David Price wants Anthony Joshua fight sooner rather than later

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Big 6'8 Liverpudlian heavyweight David Price has publicly stated a desire to fight Anthony Joshua in the near future.

Price made the comments whilst  an acting pundit for Joshua's bout with Dennis Bakhtov, saying he would very much be up for facing the Watford born rising star.

Price believes that this potential domestic fight should happen sooner rather than later with the experience on his side. 

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Price went on to say:

 "If you look at this logically, it suits me better to fight Joshua now. He's only had 13 fights and he hasn't gone past three rounds, so I've got the experience in my favour.

"But I would be willing to fight him any time. It would be better if there was a belt on the line because it would make it more meaningful and a carrot dangling for the winner.

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"It's a fight I want to sit down and talk over but it has to be a 50-50 fight. I am not getting 'brought in' like a Kevin Johnson type of fighter.

"I have got my own ambitions and that's what I am working on right now but hopefully, it will happen. Sooner preferably, but later if not."

Rebuild

The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist had a promising start to his professional career with 15 straight wins, with 13 inside the scheduled distance.

However, Price suffered a major setback in his career as American Tony Thompson managed to stop the Brit in the 2nd round. A rematch occurred five months later which provided a repeat of the first encounter with Thompson winning by way of TKO in the 5th round, despite getting knocked down himself in the 2nd. 

Since then, Price has been in the process of rebuilding his career with four consecutive wins and three knockouts. The 31-year-old was set to make his return to the Echo Arena this month but was forced to withdraw through injury. 

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A domestic showdown between Price and Joshua could well happen on September 12th and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has already suggested the Liverpudlian as one of Joshua's potential opponents, alongside other British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora. 

Anthony Joshua looks to continue his flawless record of 13-0-0 with 13 knockouts by featuring on the big Manchester bill in July, before his proposed big fight in London on September 12th.

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