David Price has withdrawn from his November 19 bout with John McDermott. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
David Price has canceled his November 19 fight with John McDermott, citing a non-specific training injury in a press release from Frank Maloney's team.
"I am absolutely disappointed and feel deflated that I have had to withdraw from the fight, because I put so much time and effort into it. I feel like I have let people down, an injury is an injury and I would never pull out of a fight unless I thought it would affect my performance," said Price.
"The way I feel right now it would be a big mistake to take a risk and I don't want to let my fans or Frank down so I feel that I have made the right decision in pulling out."
The fight, says Maloney, will be rescheduled after Price "rests for a minimum of four weeks."
This is the second time this fight has been pushed back. Price (11-0, 9 KO) is one of Britain's top young heavyweights, a powerful puncher who at 6'8" has a massive frame. Veteran McDermott (26-7, 17 KO) hasn't fought since February, and at this rate is risking ring rust waiting on Price.
Hopefully they fight will be rescheduled for January. This also puts a hitch into Tyson Fury's giddy-up, as Fury was hoping to fight the winner in March as part of his master plan to prepare for Wladimir Klitschko in three fights' time.