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Chisora aiming for Price bout

ESPN staff
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Dereck Chisora, who recently regained his licence from the British Boxing Board of Control, has expressed an interest to fight reigning British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price this summer.

'Del Boy' is expected to return to the ring on April 20, where he will fight an unnamed opponent on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly's WBO light-heavyweight fight with Robin Krasniqi; but the former British heavyweight champion believes a potential bout with Price is on the cards.

Price recently suffered a shock second-round defeat to American Tony Thompson, although Chisora, 29, believes the Liverpudlian will come back stronger.

When asked if he would fight Price, Chisora said: "For the right money, yes.

"When I was turning pro Chris Eubank said stay away from southpaws so I guess David Price picked the wrong fight (with Thompson) there.

"It's a heavyweight game, if you get hit you go on the floor and it depends how you come back up. I think David Price will come back a better man and a stronger fighter."

Chisora's promoter, Frank Warren, believes a fight with Price could prove a significant stepping-stone towards a world title bout.

"It is a big fight for both of them," said Warren. "David Price got knocked over and sensationally beat so it is a bit of redemption for both.

"Whoever comes out of it as the winner is going to move very quickly towards fighting for a world title whilst the loser will be set back."

Chisora has not fought since his fifth round defeat to nemesis David Haye at Upton Park last July, a fight which was sanctioned under the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.

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