Liverpool’s David Price was forced to retire in tonight’s boxing action on the Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin undercard at Wembley stadium.
After four rounds of an even bout the Liverpool man retired in his corner.
Speaking in his post-fight interview he revealed what happened:
“I’ve had a slight tear there in me right bicep the last few weeks but we had to take the fight and take a chance to be honest. I ruptured it in the second round I think. By the end of the 4th round it’s barely movable. If I snapped that it’s out for 12 months at least, you know. I took the fight late notice and got in and done what I could really.”
An emotional Price added:
“It’s really frustrating. I’m not used to coming in late notice as an opponent, which was new really. I’d love the opportunity to face him again with better preparation because I think our styles gels and we caught each other with some good shots. But unfortunately it ended in his favor, the best man one.”
Price at the beginning of his career was tipped as a future world champion but defeats to the likes of Tony Thompson early on saw that promise dashed.
We wish David Price nothing but the best in whatever he chooses to do after tonight.