• Heavyweight

Price charges Booth with resurrecting career

ESPN staff
October 15, 2013
David Price wants to rebuild his career after back-to-back defeats to Tony Thompson © PA Photos

British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price has linked up with David Haye's trainer Adam Booth in a bid to get his career back on track.

Price, who suffered successive defeats to Tony Thompson before leaving long-term trainer Franny Smith, believes Booth can steer him towards a world title shot.

"It's a fresh start," said Price. "I've got the passion back now and am looking forward to getting in shape and putting a few things right.

"To begin with, I contacted a handful of world-class trainers and asked Adam if I could have a chat and perhaps get some advice.

"So, after a brief chat, I brought up the idea of him possibly training me and we decided to have a meeting. I assumed he wanted to see what kind of frame of mind I was in.

"We did a few sessions together, just to see how it would work, and he then agreed to train me. I was made up about that because I know Adam is very selective when it comes to choosing fighters to work with.

"I've got a good feeling about this move, and truly believe Adam is the man to bring out my true potential."

And Booth - who last month parted company with George Groves - is just as excited about working with Price.

"I've always seen massive potential in David and have always been interested in working with him on a full-time basis," said Booth.

"In addition to being a talented fighter, he's also a very nice guy and someone who is good for the gym and good for me. I like his personality and I like what he stands for.

"But he's also much more than a nice guy. He's a big heavyweight, standing at six-foot-eight, and he punches harder than anyone I've ever taken on the pads. David has enough power in his right hand to knock out anybody in the heavyweight division.

"Now we need to add other things to his game to enable him to land his shots and once again feel comfortable in the ring."

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