Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price is hoping to line up a shot at the English Cruiserweight title in the New Year after impressing during his comfortable 60-53 points win over durable Latvian Jevgenijs Andreyevs at Aintree on Friday night.
Price showed huge improvement from his last performance against Welshman Hari Miles in beating the experienced and tricky Andreyevs and managed to put the Latvian on the canvas in the sixth and final round to confirm his dominance.
The Scarborough man said: “I knew he was a durable kid so I didn’t want to go in there and overdo it.
“I didn’t want to come out and try and blow him away and then struggle in the later rounds so I had to box a clever fight.
“Looking back, I probably could have got him out of there if I’d have started a bit earlier as he tired a bit, but he took some good shots and he was tough, but I’m pleased with it, that was up there with my best performances so I’m chuffed.
“It was difficult to assert the jab as he was really small and awkward, and I can box better than that.
“I was putting some nice shots together and the things me and Mick Marsden are working on in the gym are starting to pay off in the ring so I’m improving.”
Now Price, 27, wants to start pushing on and progressing up the domestic cruiserweight rankings, in which he currently sits in ninth.
He added: “There’s talk of an English title shot next, maybe we’ll look to have possibly one more six rounder then maybe up to eight.
“It’ll be good to have a bit of a break now then we’ll go from there, but I’m pleased to get another win under my belt.”
Don’t miss Thursday’s Scarborough News for more from Danny’s win.