Danny Price can go all the way to the top of the cruiserweight division, according to his trainer Mick Marsden.
Scarborough cruiserweight Price made a big statement to his domestic rivals after putting Hungarian Tamas Bazjath on the canvas twice before the referee stopped the contest with almost a minute left of the first round at Rainton Meadows last Friday.
Marsden said: “I’ve been looking at cruiserweights worldwide and there aren’t many that Danny couldn’t beat.
“He needs time to keep adjusting to the professional ranks but he is an unbelievable talent.”
Marsden insists a performance like last week’s has been coming for some time now.
“That’s been waiting to come out for a while now,” added Marsden.
“Danny was a top class amateur and it has just taken him time to adjust.
“We have been working on certain things in the gym, but it has just been about getting experience under his belt.
“I expect that to happen more often now that he has that extra bit of confidence from last week.”
Marsden was a keen spectator for the top of the bill scrap between North East rivals Jon Lewis Dickinson and local rival David Dolan, and the trainer insists he would have no problem putting his man in with either of them.
Marsden said: “Danny did the bulk of his sparring with Dolan and to be honest, he did a better job on him than Dickinson did.
“I don’t think the Dickinson fight is too far off but we need to see how the area title fight against Martyn Grainger goes first then we’ll go from there.
“I’d have no worries about putting Danny in with Dickinson though.”
Price never had any intentions of looking past Bajzath, a man who went the distance with heavyweight Gary Cornish on his last outing, despite his scheduled central area title shot at Leeds Town Hall on Friday March 22.
Marsden added: “Danny wanted to go out and impress and he did just that.
“We always work towards the date in front of us and we did just that again.
“Bajzath is usually durable and it would have been dangerous to look past him.
“Grainger is the perfect kind of fight for Danny.
“He is a big, capable fighter and he will come looking to have a go, which is perfect for us really.”