David Price wants to fight Anthony Joshua sooner rather than later
Last Updated: 12/06/15 3:50pm
David Price wants to fight Anthony Joshua 'sooner rather than later'.
Price, the 2008 Olympic heavyweight bronze medal winner, has constantly been linked with the rising star that struck gold four years later.
Price admits Joshua is looking "really good" after 13 straight KO wins and that the all-British heavyweight showdown is a fight he is ready to take on.
And with four more years as a professional and 21 fights behind him, the 31-year-old wants to do it while time is on his side.
"We're ready to make that fight whenever," he told Sky Sports.
"If you look at this logically, it suits me better to fight Joshua now. He's only had 13 fights and he hasn't gone past three rounds, so I've got the experience in my favour.
If you look at this logically, it suits me better to fight Joshua now. He's only had 13 fights and he hasn't gone past three rounds, so I've got the experience in my favour.
"But I would be willing to fight him any time. It would be better if there was a belt on the line because it would make it more meaningful and a carrot dangling for the winner.
"It's a fight I want to sit down and talk over but it has to be a 50-50 fight. I am not getting 'brought in' like a Kevin Johnson type of fighter.
"I have got my own ambitions and that's what I am working on right now but hopefully, it will happen. Sooner preferably, but later if not."
Price also believes that Dillian Whyte poses a real threat to Joshua's perfect start.
The rivals look like they will fight in the autumn and having known White since he turned pro, the Liverpudlian had some words of warning.
"Let me tell you Dillian White is a dangerous fight for Anthony Joshua," he said.
"There is obviously the needle and grudge but I've sparred with him before and he's an absolute handful as a fighter.
"He is a fighter by nature. He doesn't fear any man. I've always rated him as a fighter and a tough guy but now as a boxer as well and he is looking good.
Price was due to box back in Liverpool for the first time in two years at the end of June, but was forced to withdraw due to a neck injury.
A muscle problem meant he will not be on the same card as Tony Bellew, Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding - who he got stuck in a lift with - live on Sky Sports, but is expecting a quick return to the ring.
"It was so frustrating," he said.
"It was just bad timing, but every cloud has a silver lining and we will have some good news next month and I will be back."
Price will be in the studio with Glenn McCrory for the Deontay Wilder v Erik Molina fight, live on Sky Sports 1, from 1.00am (Sunday).