Danny Price set to face Hungarian Jaksi

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SCARBOROUGH’S Danny Price will do battle with Hungarian Krisztian Jaksi in his fifth professional bout at the beginning of next month.

Cruiserweight Price holds an unbeaten record since bursting onto the professional scene at the end of last year.

The bout is scheduled to take place at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on June 2, with British light-middleweight title holder Brian Rose topping the bill.

Jaksi will provide a stiff test as he has come up against a trio of top British fighters in his 31-fight career.

The Hungarian has tackled Enzo Maccarinelli, David Dolan and Terry Dunstan, though each of those fights ended in defeat.

The fights with Dunstan and Dolan were both decided on points.

Price has been warming up for the outing with some top sparring against British heavyweight title prospect David Price.

David Price has called on Danny’s services throughout the last fortnight in a bid to sharpen his skills ahead of the weekend’s title bout with Sam Sexton at Aintree Racecourse.

Danny Price said: “The sparring went really well for both of us. If you catch David you just tend to bounce off because he is that big.

“He pays me to do it though, if he wasn’t getting anything from it then I wouldn’t be there.”

The fight will be Price’s first over the longer six rounds after stepping up from four-rounders.

He added: “I am ready for the six round fights now, I’m just looking forward to being back in the ring.

“The slower pace will suit me a bit more because you have to go forward a little more in the four-round bouts.

“I’ll be able to take my time and pick the punches, which will be nice.