David Price has given up his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles as he looks to get his career back on track following successive defeats to Tony Thompson.
The Liverpool-born boxer was stopped by the American in the fifth round back in July. That defeat left the 30-year old thinking of leaving the sport.
Fans who bet on boxing expected Price to make amends of his defeat to Thompson in February but instead it was the same result but three more rounds.
The British and Commonwealth champion made the decision to relinquish his titles in order to step away from the domestic scene. He would have been forced to defend those his belts early in 2014 against Dereck Chisora if he had kept hold of them.
‘Del Boy’ has been in good form this year and recently won his fourth straight fight inside the distance of 12 rounds. He is looking for a big domestic fight next against either Price or Tyson Fury.
Price won his two belts following a fourth round knock-out of Sam Sexton in May 2012. He was then able to successfully defend them twice thanks to wins over Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton.
The heavyweight boxer returns to the ring later this month in Germany where he is set to take on Evgeny Orlov. The Brit will start as a warm favourite in the bet365 boxing betting to come away with the win and get his career back on track.
After splitting with long-term coach Franny Smith, the bronze medal winner from the Beijing Olympics has been working with Adam Booth. He is also managed now by Sauerland promotions following Frank Maloney’s decision to retire.