British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price has stated that he will definitely be fighting for a World title with his next five fights. David says that he is too good to keep fighting at domestic level and intends to keep stepping up his level of opponent until he gets a title shot.
Price explained to BBC Sport, “I've proved I'm above and beyond domestic level, now I've got the platform to move on to world level. To be fighting someone who fought for a world title only five months ago, it's a massive step up in class. It's up to me to prove I belong at that level.”
He added, “I don't want to be treading water, fighting domestic fights and defending the Lonsdale Belt all the time. I need fresh challenges to take me to the next level and Tony Thompson is the perfect fit. He offers the experience of being in the ring with Wladimir Klitschko twice, he offers a record that is nothing to be sniffed at. He's a 6ft 5in, tricky southpaw. So it's going to be a test of concentration, of sticking to tactics.”
David continued, “I'm currently ranked ninth with the WBC but a good win will propel me forward, especially if I can do it in style. If I can do a cleaner job than Klitschko did on him that will send a message out. Without a doubt I'll be fighting for a world title in the next five fights.”
David Price is next in action against Tony Thompson in Liverpool on February 23.