David Price to battle ex-sparring partner Kash Ali

Press Release

09/02/2019

2008 Olympic bronze medal winner David Price (23-6) meets undefeated Kash Ali in an all-English heavyweight battle on March 30th.  The clash wil be part of the undercard of Liam Smith vs. Sam Eggington at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. [A perennial fringe contender who seems to lose most of his big fights], Price fights in his Merseyside hometown for the first time in nearly three years. 
 
Price is looking to make a fresh charge on the heavyweight division following his recent win over Hatfield’s Tom Little at The O2.
 
The former British and Commonwealth Champion is determined to prove that he can still mix it with the top heavyweights as he bids to return to title contention in 2019, but isn’t overlooking his former sparring partner. “Kash Ali has stepped up to put his undefeated record [14-0] on the line so he obviously fancies his chances,” said Price. “We know each other quite well but I’m looking to get rid of him in style to show everyone that I mean business. It’ll be great to get another win in front of my home crowd next month.
 
Price continued, “We sparred a lot of rounds at Dave Coldwell’s gym, so I know what he’s all about. He’s young and hungry and he’s a very dangerous fighter. This is the kind of opponent that I needed, someone to get me up for a fight. He’ll be coming for my scalp, but I’ve got big plans for 2019 and he won’t be getting in the way of them.
 
“The heavyweight landscape is always changing and you need to be ready to take your chances. There’s a lot of big names in the division who all need dance partners and there’s no reason I can’t throw my name back in the mix with a couple more wins.”
 
Price vs. Ali is part of a huge night of action in Merseyside:
 
Main event sees former WBO S154-pound titlist Liam Smith make his long-awaited Liverpool homecoming against Sam Eggington...
 
Newly-crowned European 140-pound champion Joe Hughes clashes with British champion Robbie Davies Jr with both belts on the line...
 
Former Great Britain teammates Anthony Fowler and Scott Fitzgerald look to settle their longstanding feud in a 154-pound clash...
 
Liverpool’s Tom Farrell challenges Leytonstone’s Philip Bowes for the Commonwealth 140-pound belt...
 
There’s also action for rising Liverpool cruiserweight Craig Glover, ‘Miss GB’ Natasha Jonas and undefeated Ged ‘G-Man’ Carroll.