Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price could make an explosive return to the professional boxing ring in 2014.
That’s the message from his coach Mick Marsden, who thinks the former Westway man would be British cruiserweight champion by now had his former promoter Frank Maloney not retired in last year.
Speaking to The Scarborough News, Marsden said: “I’m on the hunt for the right deal for Danny Price.
“If I wanted to get him out on a small hall show I could have done that a long time ago.
“Danny is better than that and is only a few fights away from fighting for the British title.
“He would be British champion by now if the break hadn’t happened when Frank retired. He’s better than British level and if he comes back we’ll see that.
“I’d be devastated if I couldn’t get Danny Price back in the ring.
“He’s got a lot of potential and he could operate at the top, top level of his division. It’s just a case of getting him the right deal.”
Marsden admits that while the break came at the right time for Price with the birth of his first child Lucas, it was unfortunate as he was starting to adapt to the professional ranks after taking time to adjust.
He added: “He was doing eveything we wanted him to do and was really starting to sit down on his shots and show his real power, so in that sense the break came at the wrong time.
“At the same time, I wasn’t too worried as the break co-incided with him having a child and it was probably a good time to have some time off from the sport.
“I do think the break won’t have done Danny any harm though, and hopefully we’ll see Danny back in the ring soon.”