Liverpool’s David Price will not be in the running to fight the winner of Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury according to promoter Frank Warren.
Price’s promoter Kalle Sauerland has said that it is ‘inevitable’ that Price will face the winner of Chisora and Morecambe’s Fury, but Warren has said that won’t happen.
Bitter rivals Chisora and Fury clash in the biggest domestic heavyweight showdown in recent years at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester on Saturday, July 26, with the winner securing the WBO number one spot to challenge reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.
And once Klitschko has made his mandatory IBF title defence against Kubrat Pulev on September 6 in Germany, he’ll have to face either Chisora or Fury.
Warren said: “Chisora and Fury are both well past Price at this point.
“This is a real fight between Chisora, the European Champion, against Fury, the undefeated challenger, and the man who comes out on top gets the number one position for the right to fight Klitschko for the WBO world title, Price doesn’t even come into the equation.
“For a start Price is nowhere near ready to fight either of these two, let alone Klitschko, after looking at his recent performances.
“He was floored by Ondrej Pala in the opening round, who Chisora stopped in three rounds, and he looked average in his last fight against Yaroslav Zavorotnyi,”