By Johnny Walker
He has changed promoters (from Frank Maloney to Sauerland Event), changed trainers (from Franny Smith to Adam Booth to Tommy Brooks) and now has again changed opponents for his proposed re-launch.
First, Price was to fight Russian veteran Evengy Orlov. Then, when that fell through, the giant Liverpudlian was set to face German Konstantin Airich on the undercard of the Marco Huck vs Firat Arslan rematch this Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. However, Airich failed his physical and won’t be allowed in the ring.
If nothing else gets in the way between now and Saturday, Price is now set to instead do battle with Hungarian heavyweight Istvan Ruzsinszky (12-9-1 8 KOs), who had been set to take on Sweden’s Otto Wallin on the same card.
Ruzsinszky, 25, presents much less of a challenge than Airich, and if Price is going to regain his confidence, this opponent should do wonders for him. Anything less than a quick and total destruction here would be a major letdown for the Price camp as it attempts to start off on a positive note in 2014, a year in which Price plans to fight five times.