• Heavyweight

Roach: Price will trouble Klitschkos

ESPN staff
July 23, 2012
David Price has 11 knockouts from 13 professional wins © PA Photos

Celebrated trainer Freddie Roach believes that British heavyweight David Price has what it takes to push Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.

Price, who will face Audley Harrison in October, is unbeaten from 13 professional contests, winning 11 inside the distance.

He and fellow Brit Tyson Fury, who is five years younger at 24, have been discussed as potential challengers to one of the Ukrainian brothers, who between them hold all the major titles at heavyweight.

Although both Price and Fury have stressed the importance of not rushing into a Klitschko clash, Roach feels the former could mount a decent challenge even at this early stage of his career.

"Price has the size [to give the Klitschko brothers trouble], but he's still young," Roach, who trains Amir Khan, told BoxingScene.com.

"Price is a much better fighter than Tyson Fury at this point. He's not mechanical like Tyson Fury, so I like Price a little bit better. At heavyweight one punch can change everything. That's the one thing about [Wladimir] Klitschko, he can knock you out with one punch. He can punch when he wants to."

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