Price 'excited' by new promoters

  • Last Updated: November 19 2013, 15:40 GMT

David Price hopes to reignite his bid to become world heavyweight champion after joining forces with German promoters Team Sauerland.

David Price: Looking to recover after two defeats to Tony Thompson
David Price: Looking to recover after two defeats to Tony Thompson

Brothers Kalle and Nisse Sauerland announced their capture of the 6ft 8in Liverpudlian on Monday as they bid to guide him to elite level following a disastrous 2013.

The 30-year-old had looked destined for the top until shocking back-to-back stoppage defeats by American veteran Tony Thompson derailed his plans.

However, Price has since changed trainer, teaming up with David Haye's coach Adam Booth, and will now work with the powerful Sauerlands as he plots his way back to form.

"I'm excited to be joining Europe's biggest promoters," said Price, who was a free agent after his promoter Frank Maloney decided to retire.

"Kalle and Nisse are great blokes and I am looking forward to working with them. This is a fresh start for me.

"I can't wait to get back into action and with a new team around me I feel I can pick up where I left off and become a world champion."

Kalle Sauerland, who was schooled in England and has worked with Haye in the past, expects Price (15-2, 13KOs) to put the Thompson defeats behind him.

"We are thrilled to welcome David to our team of champions," he said.

"He is one of the most exciting fighters in the most spectacular division. We firmly believe that David Price has all the necessary tools to become heavyweight champion of the world.

"His power is frightening and his size formidable, but in addition to this he is a genuine boxing talent. Personality wise he can become one of the big UK sports stars, no doubt about it.

"He is genuine and sports fans love genuine characters."

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