Price ready to put on a show

Danny Price defeats Moses Matovu in a 6x3 min Cruiserweight contest at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester on the 2nd June 2012. Frank Maloney Promotions � Leigh Dawney Photography 2012.
Danny Price defeats Moses Matovu in a 6x3 min Cruiserweight contest at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester on the 2nd June 2012. Frank Maloney Promotions � Leigh Dawney Photography 2012.
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Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price is aiming to put on a show when he makes his return to the ring at Aintree Racecourse tomorrow night.

Price was disappointed with his performance in his last outing last month at the Liverpool Echo when he beat Welsh southpaw Hari Miles, and will look to put that night behind him against 31-year-old Latvian Jevgenijs Andrejevs.

Andrejevs has been in with the likes of Tony Bellew, Ryan Rhodes and Kenny Anderson in his 56-fight career.

The Scarborough man has been on a training camp with heavyweights David Price and John McDermott, with Price set to take on wily veteran Matt Skelton on the Aintree bill.

Price has vowed to come out on the front foot for his seventh professional bout, and is aiming to make a statement to his domestic rivals.

Price said: “Training was brilliant. I had the chance to get away from everything and concentrate on preparing well for this fight.

“I always work hard in the gym but I was getting superb sparring and training over in Portugal. I had some superb sparring with David and John.

“I got the better of McDermott over there and that’s a massive confidence booster for me going into tomorrow night.

“I can’t wait for this fight now. I’m really going to put it on him and go on the front foot.

“I didn’t feel great going into my last fight and I think that showed in my work.

“I feel great for this one and I know I’m going in in good condition.I want to make a statement now.”

Price believes it won’t be long before he is fighting for a title, whether it be the English or British title.

He added: “I think I’ll be in for a title before too long.

“There was a guy out in Portugal who saw me sparring with Pricey and I was holding my own. He told my promoter Frank Maloney that I’m ready for a title shot now.”

The former Westway man is looking forward to a break after tomorrow’s bout after training solidly since August.

He added: “I’m looking forward to having a break over Christmas after this fight and coming again in the New Year.

“I’m going to do a strength and conditioning programme and it will be good to take a break mentally as well.”

Price is still hoping to make a fight in Scarborough at some point in the near future as he hopes to emulate the success of Scarborough’s last professional hero Paul Ingle.

“It would be great to fight in Scarborough.

“I’ve mentioned it to Frank a few times and hopefully it will happen at some point.”