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David Price Pulls Out of Fight With John McDermott

David Price has withdrawn from his November 19 bout with John McDermott. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
David Price has withdrawn from his November 19 bout with John McDermott. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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.

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