Danny Price’s promoter Frank Maloney has insisted he will have to upset the Scarborough cruiserweight more often after his words following his last fight spurred him to a first round stoppage win last week.
Maloney’s controversial comments in The Scarborough News following Price’s points win against Latvian Jevgenijs Andrejevs angered Price, who clinically put the usually durable Hungarian Tamas Bajzath down twice in the first round last Friday before the referee called a halt to proceedings.
Maloney, who also promotes leading heavyweight prospect David Price, questioned Price’s ability to finish fights off, despite the Scarborough man recording his seventh straight win last time out at Aintree.
Maloney was more impressed this time around though.
He said: “Danny tells me that some of my comments upset him but with a performance like that I’m going to keep upsetting him.
“He came out tonight and he did what I expected him to do.
“He was a talented amateur and he has just been a bit cautious, but today he has taken away that caution and shown us what he can really do. “
When asked of his long-term goals for Price, Maloney said: “To become a champion.
“There is a fight down the road against Jon Lewis Dickinson and there is the makings of a very good cruiserweight division.”