Price admits to a frustrating end to Maloney tenure

Scarborough's Danny Price admits the last year of his time with Frank Maloney were frustrating.
Scarborough's Danny Price admits the last year of his time with Frank Maloney were frustrating.

Cruiserweight Danny Price has spoken of his frustrating tenure boxing under promoter Frank Maloney, who retired from the sport last week.

Price, who signed with Maloney after a glittering amateur career, currently sits unbeaten after nine fights, but hoped to have made further progress by this stage of his professional career.

The former Westway man said: “Frank did everything he said he was going to in the first year of my contract with him, so I couldn’t complain really.

“He paid me everything he said he was going to and I was getting pretty regular fights.”

It was only in the second year of his contract that Price started to become frustrated by Maloney’s actions, citing his undivided focus on heavyweight prospect David Price as a possible reason for his lack of progress.

“The terms for the second year of my contract were great when I signed, but when it came to it I was only given two fights on those terms. We lost a lot of dates,” added Price.

“I’ll never slag Frank off. He’s a businessman, but maybe he put all his eggs in the David Price basket. He was his potential cash cow.”