Danny aims for double delight

Danny Price defeats Tayar Mehmed in a Cruiserweight contest at Olympia, Liverpool on the 21st January 2012. Frank Maloney Promotions on Skysports HD1. � Leigh Dawney Photography 2012.
Danny Price defeats Tayar Mehmed in a Cruiserweight contest at Olympia, Liverpool on the 21st January 2012. Frank Maloney Promotions on Skysports HD1. � Leigh Dawney Photography 2012.

DANNY Price is hoping for a double victory this weekend, both in the ring and on the pitch.

Price steps into his fourth professional fight at Sheffield tomorrow night when he tackles John Athony at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre.

The 26-year-old cruiserweight will be rounding off a busy weekend of sport on Sunday when he takes in the game between his Trafalgar side and Newlands at Staxton, with both aiming to book their place in the final of the North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup.

Price said: “It is a big weekend and one I’m looking forward to.

“Hopefully we’ll get two wins, one in the ring on Saturday night and then a win against Newlands on Sunday.

“Obviously I won’t be available for selection on Sunday, but I’ll definitely be there to watch the game.”

Turning the attention to tomorrow’s bout, Price is looking forward to starring in front of a big Scarborough support in his first professional bout in Yorkshire.

The 17th ranked cruiserweight in the country hasn’t been checking out the charts, but he does have big aims of where he wants to be at the end of 2012.

Price added: “I don’t tend to look at the rankings, you just get on with what you are doing.

“I do know where I want to be at the end of the year though, comfortably in the British top 10.

“This is my last four-rounder before I move up to six rounds. Maybe the opponents will be getting tougher from here on in, but I’m just leaving that up to my manager Frank Maloney. He knows exactly what he is doing.”

“I am expecting a big backing in Sheffield, which will be fantastic,” said Price.

“I have sold 103 up to now, hopefully a few more will be going as well.

“This is my local fight, probably the closest I will get to home until I have a bout in Scarborough.

“I’m feeling confident, i just want to get in the ring and put on a show.”