Travelling support cheer Price to Echo success

Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price was cheered on by a large travelling contingent at Liverpool's Echo Arena on Saturday night. Pictures: Leigh Dawney
Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price was cheered on by a large travelling contingent at Liverpool's Echo Arena on Saturday night. Pictures: Leigh Dawney

Danny Price was once again backed by a sizeable travelling contingent as he claimed a sixth consecutive win as a professional fighter from his clash with Hari Miles late on Saturday evening.

Over 100 fans made the long journey west to Liverpool’s Echo Arena to support the Scarborough fighter, including Scarborough Athletic players Ryan Blott, Tony Hackworth, Denny Ingram, Joel Ramm, Tom Adams and Paddy Miller.

Boro midfielder Ramm believes that although Price was not at his best, the fact that he did enough to maintain his unbeaten start to his professional career is all that matters.

He told the Scarborough News: “Danny maybe didn’t box as well as he can on the night.

“He looked a bit lethargic, but he knows that himself. He was disappointed afterwards with how he fought but the most important thing is that he still got the job done.”

Ramm was impressed with the former Westway ABC fighter’s noisy travelling support who he believes provided a big boost for Price.

He added: “There was a good following behind Danny once again, it made for a great atmosphere.

“Liverpool is a long way for people to go from Scarborough but a lot of fans still made the trip.

“In any sport it is nice to have a big following and lots of supporters behind you and I’m sure that backing will have made a difference to Danny.”

Tom Adams echoed his Boro teammate’s sentiments.

He said: “The main thing for Danny was that he won the fight.

“It was definitely a step up for him in terms of the quality of his opponent, he had to test himself and he has managed to grind out the result.

“The atmosphere was decent, there were plenty of us there cheering Danny on.

“I asked him after the fight if he could hear us and he said that he knew we where there supporting him. Hopefully that support made a difference.”

Saturday League side Athletico 2B’s captain Kyle May was another fan who travelled to Liverpool to support Price.

He added: “Danny has boxed better, it wasn’t his best performance.

“He knows that there are things that he needs to work at improving, maybe he can get fitter.

“It was still good to see him win though, it was a good night’s boxing.

“It was the first time that I have seen David Price fight and the atmosphere in the arena was class.”