David Price takes on fellow UK heavyweight prospect Tom Dallas today. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
I'm going to be out for the rest of the day, so here's an open thread to talk some fights. Sky has a 5pm show with 6'9" heavyweight David Price (10-0, 8 KO) taking on fellow UK giant heavyweight prospect Tom Dallas (15-0, 11 KO), who stands a mere 6'6". Here's part of Dave Oakes' preview:
Price, 10-0 (KO 8), has had everything stacked in his favour thus far in his pro career, some of his opponents have been laughable. Osborne Machimana in particular left ringsiders exasperated - he is up there with the worst boxers I’ve seen in a British ring. Price has been getting some top class sparring over the past two years; hopefully he will have learned more from that than he has from his fights.
Dallas, 15-0 (KO 11), represents a solid step-up in class - he’ll be the first boxer Price has fought with a winning record and he carries reasonable punch power. He’s not the most technically gifted boxer, being too upright, robotic and flat-footed - as was witnessed in his struggle against Zack Page last time out - but what he has got is pride, toughness and ambition.
There's also another ShoBox double-header tonight, and I think the Austin Trout vs David Lopez fight is being televised somewhere or other in Mexico, but I'm not certain. Enjoy your Saturday.