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David Price hoping to face Dereck Chisora after Skelton bout

British heavyweight prospect and domestic champion David Price is looking to take on Dereck Chisora in the near future, after he faces Matt Skelton on Friday.

Scott Heavey

David Price has Matt Skelton in front of him on Friday, but the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion is already talking about a final domestic clash after that, as he's hoping to face Dereck Chisora before leaving his current level behind.

From the Daily Star:

"After I get Skelton out of the way Dereck is the only one left at domestic level. There is David Haye, but it looks like a world title or nothing for him."

Price (14-0, 12 KO) plowed through Audley Harrison last month in just one minute, 22 seconds, and while Skelton (28-6, 23 KO) is certainly more durable than Harrison -- despite being even older at age 45 -- the fact is that if Price is what he's appeared to be thus far, Skelton should also provide little challenge for him.

And, as Price says, there is nothing more to do within the British boxing scene than face Chisora (15-4, 9 KO). Chisora has lost three straight, dropping a debatable decision to Robert Helenius, a clean decision to Vitali Klitschko, and then a knockout loss to David Haye, and overall has lost four of five, going back to a fairly one-sided loss to Tyson Fury.

In fact, Chisora's only win since beating Sam Sexton in September 2010 was over Remigijus Ziausys, a fighter who was 19-43-3 coming into the bout. Chisora's gotten a lot of mileage out of slapping, spitting, and glassing, when you really think about it.

Price adds that Chisora would have to get a British license again for the fight to happen, as he's not looking to give up his domestic titles to land the fight. One wonders why, really; if Chisora is the last step at domestic level, what's the difference? A win and on to the European or world stage would leave those belts behind anyway.