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Price could fight Fury in July

ESPN staff
November 29, 2012
David Price has talked up the prospect of facing Tyson Fury in the near future © Getty Images

British heavyweight prospect David Price believes a fight with Tyson Fury could feasibly happen next summer.

Price, 29, was able to claim the vacant British and Commonwealth titles after Fury chose to vacate them rather than be somewhat coerced into a fight with the Liverpudlian in 2012 - with the younger man now preparing to fight Kevin Johnson in a WBC world title eliminator as Price has since focused on beating a number of domestic names.

Price is set to fight Matt Skelton in one such bout on Friday, but has now claimed a keenly-anticipated meeting with Fury could happen in as little as six months - if all sides can reach an agreement on the split of the proceeds.

"It could, genuinely happen, maybe in July next year," Price told the Liverpool Echo. "We are going to have to sit round a negotiating table and come to terms with how the business of the fight is going to be dealt with.

"I know I would want Frank Maloney to promote the fight, because it will be better business for me, or even for it to be a joint promotion so that I still get my share.

"At the end of day, without me and Tyson Fury, the fight would not be happening so we deserve the lion's share. So we're all going to have to sit round the table and get the best out of it."

He added: "It is easy for people to say 'they should just fight each other' but this fight is only going to happen once so when it happens it has got to be right. It has got to be for the right reasons and the right money for both fighters.

"As far as building that fight, I'm happy to let him keep talking. His words are exactly that - just words. And they don't bother me in the slightest but they are getting people interested in the fight.

"I bring people to the fights because of my boxing ability and punching power but he brings people because he's a bit of a comedian. But I also accept that he is a good fighter as well so it's a good fight, if it can be made."

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