Popular Liverpool Heavyweight David Price Retires at Age 38
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
London, UK (October 7th, 2021)– Popular Liverpool British heavyweight David Price, a 2018 Olympic heavyweight bronze medalist in Beijing who went on to win the English, British, BBB of C British, Commonwealth British Empire and WBA Continental and WBO European heavyweight titles, has retired at age 38 after 24 months out of the ring.
Price, 25-7 with 20 knockouts, fought between 2009 and 2019, but had mixed success against top heavyweight marquee names. Price lost to Tony Thompson twice, Erkan Teper, Christian Hammer, Alexander Povetkin, Sergey Kuzmin and Dereck Chisora, fighters who were all subsequently beaten a total of seventeen times after they defeated Price. This can be interpreted to mean all seven of the above names Price lost to, he had the potential to defeat, but fell short of the mark.
Price had Tony Thompson down early in their rematch, but still got stopped again. Price ultimately fought in ten British, European, WBA and WBO regional title bouts, but never got a shot at a world title. His two bouts with Tony Thompson were British classics, but his two losses to Thompson dented his confidence and potential, career setbacks from which Price never recovered. Price had significant career opportunities, but his seven losses to better heavyweight competition prevented him from rising to serious contender status. Considering the careers of Audley Harrison and Erkan Teper, fighters he won and lost to, ended in the first round, and the last bout of Price in October 2019 against Dereck Chisora ended with the fourth round stoppage loss to Dereck Chisora at 02 Arena in Greenwich, now was the correct moment for Price to retire, after remaining inactive during the coronavirus pandemic time period which began shortly after his last defeat.