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Is Fury vs Price in the works?

Will we finally see the fight that was the talk of the town so many years ago?

By Lawrence Ward   - @intuboxing

Speculation is high amongst boxing fans at the moment and for good reason. Tyson Fury taking on David Price in a professional boxing ring may be in the works after all these years.

It’s a funny old sport this boxing. The fight that everyone wanted to see in 2012 became the fight that nobody wanted to see in 2015. Now it’s the fight that plenty wants to see in 2018.

Liverpool born Price is still the last Englishman to beat former World Heavyweight Champion Fury. Price beat Fury in an Amateur ABA final’s bout almost 13 years ago. Tensions were high between the two British giants early on in their pro careers. For some time, they were building up to what could have been a great domestic battle.

At one point, the world was there for the taking for David Price, or at least the boxing media thought so. ESPN named Price as rising prospect of the year in 2012. Unfortunately for Price, the fight never materialised in time and he lost his undefeated record after suffering back to back knockout losses against American heavyweight, Tony Thompson in Liverpool.

Fury, as you know, would go on to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko and become the Lineal Heavyweight Champion of the World. All the while, Price (22-5 with all 5 losses coming by KO) would continue to come up short.

It may not be the same circumstances that we all dreamt of in 2012 but the British giants’ path may cross still. This comes as Tyson Fury has returned to the ring after a lengthy break and put on a lacklustre performance against a much lesser opponent. The self-proclaimed Gypsy King received quite a backlash due to his choice of opponent, with many calling out for him to face David Price.

Price, who is currently ranked 8th in the British Heavyweight Rankings, shared a video of himself hitting the pads on Instagram. The caption read “I’m told there’s a big fight in the pipeline and I’m liking the job more than ever.”

Every fan seems to be looking in the same direction as the vast majority of the post’s comments mention Fury.

Would a prepared Price be too much for Fury at this early stage in his comeback? Will history repeat itself? I for one am eager to find out.