David Price would fight Anthony Joshua if terms are right, says trainer David Coldwell

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Liverpudlian heavyweight boxer David Price is willing to fight the current International Boxing Federation World Champion Anthony Joshua if the terms of the arrangement are agreeable, according to his trainer.

Joshua is currently unbeaten in professional boxing with a perfect record of 17 bouts and 17 wins, all coming by way of knockout.

The 2012 Olympic gold medalist won the IBF world title when he decimated American heavyweight Charles Martin in front of a packed out O2 Arena in London during the second round.


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The bout, which took place on April 9, was Martin's first title defence since winning the belt after beating Vyacheslav Glazkov for the vacant title.  

Joshua came to the ring that night in fantastic shape and was dominant from the first bell. 

The fight was stopped by the referee when Martin was knocked to the canvas twice in quick succession during the second round which resulted in Martin being counted out of the contest.

The British IBF world champ made his first successful defence of the title against Dominic Breazeale on June 25 at the O2 Arena in London with a magnificent seventh-round knockout win, and is set to make a second defence at Manchester Arena on December 10.

An opponent for that fight is yet to be named, but it is said that Price may feature on the under-card of the event.

With the prospect of a fight between Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko for the unified belts looking more and more unlikely, Eddie Hearn has stated that they are looking at "other options" with regard to a next opponent for Joshua.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Price's trainer David Coldwell said: "Nothing's been mentioned to us about a fight with AJ, and it's gone a bit quiet because of probably what is going on with Klitschko, but maybe Eddie Hearn has got someone as a back-up.

"But I've said all along, if he comes knocking then of course Pricey would take the opportunity.

"I've said before if something comes along and landed in his lap, like fighting AJ, yes, we'd take it."

He added: "You can't turn down opportunities like world titles - as long as the terms are right. However if it's not then you have to build towards something. Therefore I want him active, get him out again as quickly as possible."

Price has a professional record of 24 bouts with 21 wins, including 18 knockout victories and three losses. 

He won a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the super-heavyweight category, and a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

He is a previous English [2012], British [2012], and Commonwealth [2012] heavyweight champion.

If Price is hoping to add a world title to his list of honours, he is certainly training in the right gym.

Other boxers training under Caldwell are current world champions Tony Bellow and Jamie McDonnell.

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