David Price says Anthony Joshua is a "British champion with a world title around his waist"

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Anthony Joshua is the current IBF heavyweight champion and as the champ, you have to expect that fighters will be gunning to knock you off of your throne.

The Watford-born heavyweight certainly isn't short on those. Joshua is the fastest rising boxer in the sport today and everybody wants to test out the 26-year-old.

Grabbing a world title belt has only intensified his suitors, and Liverpudlian David Price doesn't believe he even deserves the strap.

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"In reality, Anthony Joshua (17-0-KO17) is a British champion with a world title around his waist," he told World Boxing News.

Price has long been lobbying for a shot at AJ and stated his desire to be the second challenger to his IBF belt.

However, promoter Eddie Hearn has insisted Price is not next in line and the 6'8" heavyweight believes the path Hearn has made for Joshua has brought him his success.

"Let's face it, his world title fights weren't against world level contenders. It's just the way everything has fallen into place.

"Don't get me wrong, he's taken full advantage of it, but I wish things fell into place like that for me when I was British champion. I suppose someone up there likes him."

It may stink of a contender trying to talk his way into a world title fight, but Price did manage to find some brief words of praise for Joshua before applying some subtle pressure on his compatriot.

"I'm not taking anything away from Anthony because he is massively talented, but the reality is he's got to step up his opponents now."

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