Price to check out rivals

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Scarborough cruiserweight Danny Price will be casting an eye over a a few potential rivals this weekend when his weight division is given the Prizefighter treatment.

Price stretched his unbeaten run in the professional ranks to nine straight wins when he defeated Czech Michal Bilak at Scarborough Spa last Saturday evening.

Eight of his potential British rivals will be taking to the ring on Saturday night at London’s York Hall, with Sky Sports putting their bouts under the spotlight in a one-night tournament.

Price has sparred two of the competitors in Nathan Owens and Shane McPhilbin, while at the end of last year he beat Hari Miles on points.

The other five to complete the bill are Wadi Camacho, Conall Carmichael, Tony Conquest, Neil Dawson and Danny McIntosh.

“I’ll be having a look at Prizefighter,” said Price. “I’m not 100 per cent on who will win it though.

“There are some good lads in there, so it will probably be an interesting one.

“Camacho is decent but I’m not sure if he’s 100 per cent fit. If he’s up for it then I don’t think he’ll be far away at the end of the night.

“I think Miles might raise a few eyebrows as well, you can never tell with these things.”

Having kicked on since turning pro at the end of 2011, tournaments like Prizefighter are currently of no interest to Price, he is more concerned with collecting his first belt.

He added: “A lot of the fighters that go into Prizefighter are ones that are either coming off the back of defeats or are looking to make a name for themselves.

“I don’t think it’s for me at the moment, if I suffer a couple of losses then I might look at it, but I’m more interested in pushing things on.

“It is going to be an interesting year in the cruiserweight division, at the end of it I either want to be British champion or at least on the verge of fighting for it.

“There are a lot of lads around who are a similar position, people like Stephen Simmonds, who I fought twice as an amateur.

“My next step is the central area title, then I’ll be looking at English and British after that.

“There is no hurry, but at the same time it would be great to get a title in the bag.”