Boxing News: “I’m not going to fight anymore. You won’t see me in a boxing ring again, at least not for a fight “After a two-year layoff, heavyweight David Price has proclaimed the end of his fighting career.
Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 38.
After a two-year break from the sport following a defeat by Derek Chisora at The O2 Arena in October 2019, the Liverpudlian has announced the end of his career.
Price concluded with a record of 25 wins, 20 knockouts, and seven defeats.
“Well, I haven’t formally stated that I’ve retired, but I have,” he told BT Sport Boxing. I’m not going to fight anymore. You won’t see me in a boxing ring again, at least not for a fight.
“That was only made official in my thoughts approximately six weeks ago.”
Price explained his decision to retire, saying, “A few circumstances came into play.”
“Obviously, I haven’t fought in two years, so I’m completely inactive.”
“I’m 38 years old.
“There was no longer any hunger. That’s a lot of money, which is why elite fighters like Tyson, Canelo, and AJ have all the money they’ll ever need.
“However, the hunger remains. This is due to the fact that they are competing for glory. My career had lost its lustre.”
Price turned professional in 2009 after winning an Olympic bronze medal in Beijing in 2008.
He made a stunning debut in the paid ranks, stopping Sam Sexton, Audley Harrison, and Matt Skelton while accumulating British and Commonwealth belts.
Price’s rise was then hampered by a string of shocking defeats, though he came close to a stunning victory over former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin in the final stages of his career.
The Merseysider was still able to score a dominant stoppage win over David Allen in 2019, although he would be stopped by Chisora in his final fight a few months later.
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