Dereck Chisora may have been bitterly disappointed that his planned fight with former titleholder Joseph Parker fell through for the Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor undercard, but he’s now got himself a replacement opponent. Sky Sports reports that veteran fighter David Price has accepted the fight, opting out of an undercard appearance on Callum Smith vs. John Ryder set for next month.
Adam Smith of Sky Sports expresses his unabashed enthusiasm for this matchup, particularly as a late replacement.
“Everyone was so disappointed to see Joseph Parker have to pull out of his clash with Derek Chisora, but this is the unpredictability and excitement of boxing - in steps big David Price. What a captivating dual this now is.
”Everyone has been stopping me to say get Pricey - and Eddie has literally pulled a rabbit out of the hat. I told him I wanted a great replacement - this is fabulous.”
Price (25-6, 20 KOs) is most recently coming off a stoppage win over David Allen over the summer but has fallen short whenever he really takes a step up in competition. Price, 36, has proven over the years to be a vulnerable fighter, but he can still be dangerous at times with his punching power.
Meanwhile Chisora (31-9, 22 KOs) has also proven not to be a true top-tier fighter, but he always brings the action which has earned him plenty fans over his career. Strictly speaking, Chisora still should have enough in the tank to take care of Price here, but Chisora is quite the enigma and one can never really know what to expect from him — aside from WAR.