September 13th, 2018: By Wilson Urena
David Price was slated to return October 5th in Belfast against Sean Turner but due to an injury suffered in camp Turner withdraw from the bout. The move left Price completely off the card but as they say, one door closes and another one opens.
Matchroom Boxing’s, Eddie Hearn has confirmed the Price will indeed be fighting on the undercard of the heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. The bout takes place on September 22nd in Wembley Stadium will now have Price facing Sergey Kuzmin.
Kuzmin is a native of Russia and an unbeaten up and coming heavyweight prospect. He was scheduled to be on the undercard but had no opponent until Price became available. He was last in the ring against Jeremiah Karpency, where he scored a sixth-round knockout (KO) victory. He has been in the ring with Amir Monsour but the bout was declared a No Contest (NC) due to both men suffering cuts from an unintentional head-butt in the 3rd round.
Price was originally rumored to face Kuzmin but elected to fight Turner instead. Now, he will be on the card as originally planned. Price is coming into the bout losing two of his last three bouts. He was more recently in the ring with Alexander Povetkin where he suffered a fifth-round KO loss back in March.
His last victory came back in December of last year when he defeated Kamil Sokolowski on points in a sixth-round bout. Price has always had the power but his lack of fundamentals, stamina and most notably his chin has betrayed him often. An official announcement should be coming soon.
FightZoneNews.com will monitor the situation and have an update as soon as one becomes available.