Boxing - Price ditches British and Commonweath titles

As expected, Liverpudlian David Price has finally vacated his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles while he rebuilds after a brace of devastating defeats to American Tony Thompson.

Price, 30, had been ordered to defend his Lonsdale belt against mandatory challenger Dereck Chisora in February, with the purse bids won by Frank Warren. That fight will now not happen.

Australian Lucas Browne had been hoping to get Price in the ring for his Commonwealth title after defeating Richard Towers in an eliminator last month, but Price doesn’t fancy that either and says he’s focused on international opponents after signing a promotional deal with Germany based Sauerland.

Price will box large but limited Russian Evgeny Orlov on December 14. He said: “I am extremely proud to have been British and Commonwealth champion.

“I have some fantastic memories of some great nights winning and defending both belts. Now the time is right for me to move in a different direction in order to rebuild my career and achieve my ultimate goal of becoming heavyweight world champion.

“As for the fight with Dereck, this is something that really interests me and I’d hope it has the potential to be made later next year.”

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