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Price gets quick turnaround with Pala bout

ESPN staff
March 3, 2014
David Price got back to winning ways in January with a first round knockout of Istvan Ruzsinszky © AP

David Price will continue his ring resurgence on March 29 and fight Ondrej Pala in Berlin, the Brit has confirmed.

Price knocked out Istvan Ruzsinszky in the first round of their heavyweight bout in January to get back to winning ways, following successive losses to veteran Tony Thompson in 2013.

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Despite seeing compatriot Dereck Chisora knock out Pala last November, Price is still wary of his next opponent but ensures he has enough to get the job done.

"This is exactly the type of fight I need,'" Price said. "Pala is a guy who isn't afraid to come forward and trade. We saw this when he fought Chisora.

"Although Dereck got the stoppage, Pala was holding his own and I don't think he was ever in any real trouble, he just got spun into the corner and the fight was waved off.

"Now it's my turn. I'm in great shape. Everything has been going really well in the gym with Tommy [Brooks]. I am looking forward to getting in there and exchanging blows with this guy. I am confident that on March 29 I am going to get the job done."

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