After a comfortable victory vs Dave Allen, ‘Pricey’ has been drafted in as a late change of opponent to face ‘Del boy’ Chisora on October 26th. After years of highs and lows Dave will be stepping over the top rope at the 02 Arena knowing he’s been given a golden opportunity.

Banking 10 rounds in the tank against Allen was the perfect response to the unfortunate ending vs Kash Ali, where Dave was bitten in the 5th round causing a DQ victory for the big scouser. McNally stated, “You’re only as good as your last fight” emphasising the importance of a solid night’s work for ‘Pricey’. Despite the way the fight ended, Price’s coach Joe McNally said, “he was going to finish Kash Ali, I don’t care what people say”.

Dave’s doubters have always been by his side throughout the majority of his professional career, so the ‘White Rhino’ fight was the perfect opportunity to silence them and prove them wrong. Standing behind his jab and landing combination after combination it was a relatively easy nights work for the 6’8 heavyweight with McNally stating “David found himself and the coach/fighter connection” on the night. The dominant performance has led to the call from Eddie Hearn to step up and replace the injured Joseph Parker.

Establishing a winning combination with his relatively new team, the big man is always ready to step up and fight whoever lays in wait as his team “prepare for every scenario under the sun for David”. The current scenario being the Rampant Chisora on just 3 weeks’ notice. The Londoner has 3 KO victory’s in his last 4 wins since linking up with former rival turned promoter David Haye and will be looking to continue that just before Halloween. David will be heading into the fight as a massive underdog; however, Joe has every faith in the man he describes as “a world class boxer puncher” to get the job done on the night.

Price had begun a training camp, preparing to fight on Callum Smith’s homecoming undercard at the M&S bank arena on November 23rd. An opponent hadn’t been agreed for Price, so the training camp was essentially just active preparation.

When MerseySportLive spoke to head coach Joe McNally about who could be sharing the squared circle with Dave and he simply responded with “Dereck Chisora? why not”.

Credit has to be given to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn as nights like these wouldn’t be possible without him. Despite all the boos and grief Hearn receives, many promoters in today’s game turn their back on fighters once they have a couple of losses on their records, where as Hearn continues to give them fights. “Credit Eddie Hearn giving fighters the chance” was the thoughts of Joe.

Fights fans will be eager to see the outcome of the two giants sharing the ring together for the first time, with both fighters looking at the bigger names of the division for their next bouts.

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