Scarborough cruiserweight Price set for June return to the action

Danny Price v John Anthony
Danny Price v John Anthony

DANNY Price is finally set for a return to the ring in June after a short sabbatical from the sport.

Price last donned his gloves at the beginning of March when he bagged a comfortable points victory against John Anthony, his fourth straight success since turning pro last year.

Danny Price v John Anthony

Danny Price v John Anthony

On that night in Sheffield, the Scarborough cruiserweight was struggling with niggling injuries to his arm and hip, both of which have since cleared up.

Now 26-year-old Price is poised for his opening six round contest, which will be another positive step on his progression through the ranks.

Rumour has it that Price could be set to tackle highly-ranked southpaw Hari Miles in the bout that is due to take place over the Yorkshire border in Lancashire, but as yet nothing has been confirmed.

“I just can’t wait to get back in there,”said Price. It has only been just over a month but it seems like I haven’t fought for ages.

“It will be my first six-rounder, which will be another step forward for me and something I’m really looking forward to.

“I don’t generally find out who I’m fighting until a couple of weeks before, but I’ll be confident of beating whoever comes out to face me.”

Price was originally set to take his place on a bill at Aintree Racecourse on Merseyside, which takes place in a few weeks time.

Manager Frank Maloney had other ideas though and switched Price, who is now thankful for this decision.

He added: “I was struggling with a couple of injuries during my last fight, so the break has given me a bit of time to rest up and get things right.

“It has all turned out for the best.”