David Price claims he will knock Anthony Joshua out

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David Price continues to chase a shot at Anthony Joshua's world title after telling Sky Sports that he is not scared to face the unbeaten former Olympic gold medalist. 

The 33-year-old took to Twitter to goad the champion as he wrote: "I'm coming to knock you out December 10. Done it before, and I'll do it again." 

Price claims to have knocked Joshua out in sparring back in 2011 and seems ultra confident that he could repeat the trick should the pair meet in the ring this December.


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The fight is entirely contingent on Joshua missing out on a bout with Wladimir Klitschko which had been in the pipelines following Tyson Fury's withdrawal from his rematch with the latter next month. 

However, it now seems that it hangs in the balance as Klitschko awaits the WBA's ruling as to whether their belt will be on the line or not.

It seems as if the Ukrainian wants his old belt back and would take on another opponent should it not be on the line against Joshua.

Price, who has suffered three devastating defeats in his career, wants to be the man to benefit from Klitschko's reluctance to face his fellow Brit and commented on the matter saying: "It will be the most exciting heavyweight fight people have seen for years. Everyone seems scared to fight him for whatever reason but I'm not.

"I am just staking my claim - two Olympic medalists and obviously two big men - it would be an absolute shoot-out."

Price continued by saying he wouldn't shy away from a challenge with Joshua, and that is why he would put his name forward for the bout.

"I'd get in there and I'd be gunning across the ring with bad intentions and that would be a massive opportunity for me. That is why I am putting my name forward.

"You won't see me shying away from challenging Anthony Joshua. He is just a human being and not the man a lot of people are convinced he is...I've said I've wanted this fight for months, but as far as I can see he has no options.

"Klitschko seems to be doing something else, everyone else is tied up and I know they are looking for someone in the top 15 of the IBF, so they don't need to look any further than me."

Price then touched upon how he would be the most dangerous opponent Joshua has had to face in his professional career.

"If I fought Anthony Joshua I would be the most dangerous opponent he's had in the opposite corner...I'd be the biggest opponent, the biggest punching opponent in the opposite corner and there would be a real possibility of something going wrong for Anthony Joshua.

"I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't get the fight for that reason but they have mentioned Eric Molina, they've mentioned me and they mentioned Kubrat Pulev - but I know he's turned it down.

"If they go for Eric Molina they will be taking the easy option. He was supposed to be the man I was fighting on this [December 10] card when we thought Joshua was fighting Klitschko."

The all-British showdown with Price would be entertaining, albeit not the most eye catching out there for Joshua as David Haye is still waiting in the wings, and it remains to be seen who the champion will face come December 10. 

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