Price thanks his travelling supporters after victory

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DANNY Price paid a massive tribute to his amazing travelling support after Saturday’s knockout success at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium.

Over 200 fans made the journey west to witness Price kick off his pro career with a 41-second win against Slovakian Michal Tomko.

The Scarborough cruiserweight enjoyed some of the best support on a night, despite the fact that the bill featured a British title bout between local lad Scott Quigg and Jason Booth.

Among the faces in the crowd was Scarborough’s former IBF featherweight champion Paul Ingle, who regularly took hordes of fans from the town to his bouts.

Price said: “I’d just like to underline how great the support was, the fans turned out in force and they were fantastic.

“Other boxers on the card had 450 fans or more backing them, but I thought that mine were the loudest.

“It was just a shame that the fight didn’t last a bit longer.

“I wanted to put on a bit of a show for everyone because they all deserve it.

“It was a bit disappointing that they didn’t get to see more boxing, but it was nice to win at the same time.”

After bagging his first victory, Price is now poised for a second outing later this year.

He will be on the bill in Doncaster on December 10, though his opponent is yet to be confirmed.

Price added: “I can’t wait for that one now, it was just nice to get going with a win.”