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Price ready to replace Klitschko against Joshua

Teamtalk logo Teamtalk 21/10/2016

© Provided by Teamtalk David Price is ready to face fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua, if the IBF world champions proposed fight against Wladimir Klitschko falls through.

Doubts are growing over whether Joshua's pencilled-in December bout against Klitschko will now take place, with the Ukraine heavyweight eager for the vacant WBA belt to be on the line in any contest.

That has prompted reports that Klitschko could face Joshua Browne for the WBA title in Germany instead, although promoter Eddie Hearn is optimistic that a settlement will be reached for a Joshua fight.

However, Price is ready to step into Klitschko's shoes if the bout fails to go-ahead after claiming that he previously knocked out his fellow former British Olympic gold medalist during a sparring session between the pair.

"I am just staking my claim - two Olympic medallists and obviously two big men - it would be an absolute shoot-out, Price told Sky Sports.

It will be the most exciting heavyweight fight people have seen for years. Everyone seems scared to fight him for whatever reason but I'm not.

"I'd get in there and I'd be gunning across the ring with bad intentions and that would be a massive opportunity for me.

That is why I am putting my name forward.

"You won't see me shying away from challenging Anthony Joshua. He is just a human being and not the man a lot of people are convinced he is.

He is not The Terminator, he's just a man. I haven't heard from anyone yet but I hope they don't take the easy option."

The WBA is due to make an imminent decision on whether the vacant belt would be on the line in a Joshua-Klitschko bout.

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