SCARBOROUGH’S Danny Price made it four wins from four as he claimed a comfortable points win against John Anthony at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Leisure Centre on Saturday evening.
Despite being far off his fluent best, Price never looked in any real danger against Anthony, who provided the Scarborough cruiserweight with his toughest test to date.
Admitting after the fight to a shoulder injury suffered in sparring last week, it was evident that Price wasn’t 100 per cent at ease in the ring, despite looking able to stay clear of Anthony’s range.
Fighting on the front foot for the first round, Anthony looked busier than Price’s previous opponents, Michal Tomko, Hastings Rasani and Tayar Mehmed.
But Price still managed to stay out of range of Anthony’s big, sometimes telegraphed shots, showing a solid defence.
Price looked more assertive in the second round, coming forward and landing with more telling and hurtful shots, looking for the uppercut on his shorter opponent.
Price was landing with single shots on his man, but wasn’t able to find the mark with any combinations.
But his more assertive and forceful tactics on the front foot seemed to dishearten Anthony, who was less enthusiastic about coming forward.