The man who beat Tyson Fury in 2006: I never ever thought he’d do what he’s done
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David Price was the dominant force in UK boxing 15 years ago. At the time, Price was better than both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. In his autobiography, Tyson Fury recalled those early days, as well as the fight with Price.
“I knew I was coming to the end of my amateur days. I would eventually have 31 wins from 35 bouts and I would say that only one of those defeats was genuine – when I lost to my fellow British boxer David Price in the north-west final of the ABA seniors competition in Manchester in 2006.
I had Price on the canvas in the second round with a good shot, but he clearly outpointed me. His experience was the decisive factor”. - he said, as quoted by talksport.com
David Price talks about his match
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, David Price recalled their match from 2006.
Price was able to claim the victory, but stressed that Fury was a tough opponent. David, despite the qualities that Fury had, did not expect Tyson would have such a great career. “It’s not something I’m going to dine out on, beating Tyson Fury when he was 18.
But I was a young man myself and he was a world bronze medallist at the time. If you watch the fight it was a good fight. I had to be near my best to beat him the way I did because he has obviously proven since how good he is, but even then he had something about him.
I’d seen young upstarts come and go and when I first sparred him I thought, ‘I’ll put this fella in his place.’ But he was different. I recognised that. I never ever thought he’d do what he’s done.
I couldn’t foresee that. But I knew he had something better than the other up and coming fighters”.