A proposed bout between heavyweights Mariusz Wach and David Price scheduled for early June has fallen through after, according to Team Wach, Price reportedly withdrew from the fight Monday despite Wach already agreeing to terms.
“We came to an agreement with representatives from [Price’s promoter] Sauerland Promotion and have been waiting patiently for a contract,” said CES Boxing President and CEO Jimmy Burchfield Sr., who co-promotes Wach with Mariusz Kolodziej of Global Boxing. “Now we hear Price no longer wants to fight. Is he scared to face Wach?”
CES and Global Boxing first received an offer for Wach to face Price on April 17th with the bout scheduled for June 6th in England.
Ranked No. 24 in the World Boxing Council (WBC), the 31-year-old Price is 19-2 with 16 knockouts. Both losses came via knockout in 2013 to fringe heavyweight contender Tony Thompson. He’s since won his last four bouts, including a sixth-round knockout victory over Brazilian Irineu Beato Costa Junior in February.
Wach, No. 25 in the WBC, has won three consecutive bouts since a 2012 loss to heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko. The 6-foot-7 ½ Polish right-hander, nicknamed “The Viking,” rose to prominence with seven consecutive knockout victories between 2009 and 2012. He won the then-vacant WBC International heavyweight title with a victory over Kevin McBride and defended it twice before challenging Klitschko in November of 2012.