Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price is set to fly to Austria to face up to Ukrainian world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Price, who is unbeaten after six fights following his win over Hari Miles at the Liverpool Echo Arena at the weekend, will fly on Saturday for two weeks to help Klitschko prepare for his title fight against Mariusz Wach.
Klitschko is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world and some see him as one of the best heavyweights of all time.
The Ukrainian, known as Dr Steelhammer, will be looking to defend his WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF titles and pick up his 59th win in his 62nd fight in the process.
Price has been drafted in by Klitschko’s management team, Sauerland Promotions, to help him prepare, much to the Scarborough man’s delight.
Price said: “His people contacted my coach, Mick Marsden, to see if I’d be up for going to Austria to spar with him as he he is looking for cruiserweights with fast hands.
“Mick didn’t even ask me if I wanted to as he knew I would.
“Just to get in the ring with one of the best heavyweights in history is going to be unbelievable.
“Not just for the experience in the ring, I’m going to get the chance to speak to him and his team and see how he works.”
Price admits the chance comes at the best possible time for him. He added: “It is coming at the best time for me after my worst performance as a professional to date.
“I get the chance to go away from everything and get my head into improving.
“It is a chance to get away from any distractions and absorb it all in. I’ll be able to see how he works in and outside the ring, what he eats, how he trains and more.
“It is a massive privilege for me to be picked to go and spar with him, and I like to think I know my way around the ring and will be able to look after myself.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for me.”