2008 Olympic Bronze Medal Winner David Price Showcased in Battle of British Heavyweights
American boxing fans will have the opportunity to watch red-hot British heavyweight prospect David Price in action this Saturday afternoon (May 19) on FIGHT NOW TV – live starting at 5:45 PM / ET from Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Price 12-0, 10 KOs), a 2008 Olympic bronze medal winner, defends his British Boxing Board of Control (“BBB of C”) British heavyweight crown against veteran Sam Sexton (15-2, 6 KOs) in the 12-round main event that’s also for the vacant Commonwealth title.
The undefeated Price is an imposing figure in the ring, standing 6′ 8″ and weighing 245 pounds. He is coming off of an impressive BBB of C British heavyweight title-winning performance last January against veteran John McDermott (26-7), in which Price floored his outclassed opponent three times in the opening round. As a prelude for Saturday afternoon’s heavyweight championship match between Price and Sexton, FIGHT NOW TV will replay Price’s first-round knockout of McDermott on Friday night (May 18) at 10 PM / ET.
The 28-year-old Price is the No. 8 rated heavyweight in Europe, as well as No. 22 by the World Boxing Council (“WBC”). Sexton (15-2, 6 KOs), who is ranked No. 11 in Europe, is best known for winning the second PrizeFighter Tournament in 2008. He is the former Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Champion having twice defeated Irish heavyweight Martin Rogan.
“Frank Maloney has been promoting great, entertaining shows in the United Kingdom for many years,” noted FIGHT NOW TV Co-Founder & General Manager Mike Garrow. “We’re fortunate to be partnering with him for this show. This is a continuation of FIGHT NOW TV delivering world-class fights to American fans. Price is a physical monster who people are already predicting will become world champion some day. He has Olympian pedigree and we’re delighted to be giving American fans an opportunity to watch him fight live against a trough, experienced opponent in Sexton.”
The other FIGHT NOW TV aired bout is the 12-round co-feature between Paul “Eddy” Edwards (9-1, 3 KOs) and Kevin “Satch” Satchell (7-0) for the vacant Commonwealth flyweight championship.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.