Make or break year for boxer Danny Price

Danny Price, with former promoter Frank Maloney and trainer Mick Marsden before his defeat of Tamas Bayjzath at Rainton Meadows Arena � Leigh Dawney 2013
Danny Price, with former promoter Frank Maloney and trainer Mick Marsden before his defeat of Tamas Bayjzath at Rainton Meadows Arena � Leigh Dawney 2013
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Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price is aiming to come back with a bang in 2014, provided the offer is right for him and his young family.

Price has been in limbo since the retirement of his promoter Frank Maloney, and he admits that inactivity towards the end of his time with Maloney started to get to him.

Price said: “I started to become disheartened with the sport.

“Frank should have tested me and moved me along a bit quicker, but I was fighting journeymen.

“I don’t want to stand still in the sport if I come back again.

“I suppose 2014 is a make or break year for me really.

“I’m not greedy, but the deal has to be right for me and my family - I don’t want to be worrying about being able to pay the bills.

“I’ve been keeping an eye on the cruiserweight division, and there’s nobody there I would worry about getting in the ring with.

“I’m just waiting to hear back from my trainer Mick Marsden now and I’ll go from there.”

The break from boxing came at the right time for the former Westway man with the birth of his first child, Lucas. Price said: “The break came at the right time for me.

“I’ve got a young family to look after now and they’ll always be my priority now.

“Gordon Gibb, who I knew through boxing at Westway, has given me a great opportunity to work so I am focussing on that at the moment.”