Liverpool heavyweight David Price continues comeback with fight in June
David Price will continue to rebuild his career next month when he faces Ukrainian Yaroslav Zavorotnyi in Germany.
Last Updated: 07/05/14 5:16pm
Price will tackle the former European title challenger in 10-rounder at the Sport and Congress Centre in Schwerin on June 7.
The Liverpool heavyweight rattled off 15 straight wins, 13 by knockout, before he was handed crushing back-to-back stoppage defeats by American veteran Tony Thompson.
Price vacated his British and Commonwealth titles, joined Sauerland and has since won twice for his German promoters.
The 30-year-old returns to the ring after climbing off the canvas to stop Ondrej Pala in three rounds last time out in Denmark in April.
"I feel like I have really benefitted from fighting away from home," said Price.
"There is a lot less pressure and that has given me the opportunity to express myself more in the ring.
"In my last fight against Pala, I was calm and relaxed, and I was able to enjoy the whole occasion. I have definitely got my mojo back. I can't wait to get back into the mix with all the big names in the heavyweight division.'
However, Price must first get past 39-year-old Zavorotnyi, who has won 16 fights, 14 inside the distance, but has also lost six contests, two by knockout.
"Zavorotnyi is a strong, durable opponent," said Price. "He has a decent knockout record and has gone the distance with some good boxers including Kubrat Pulev.
"He is definitely not someone I can overlook. No matter who is put in front of me I've got to put in a good performance and make sure I get the win."
Promoter Kalle Sauerland said: "Pricey has really impressed me in his last two fights. Not only with his performances in the ring but also his attitude outside of it.
"He really is a consummate professional and a great ambassador for the sport. He is now ranked in the top ten with the WBO and will continue to climb the rankings with another win in Schwerin."
Topping the bill on June 7 is WBA world light-heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer, who will defend his title against an as yet unnamed opponent.