The 6-foot-8 Price (13-0, 11 KOs) has never fought an even remotely adequate prizefighter and it’s comical to even hint the bloke could make Vitali (44-2, 40 KOs) or Wladimir (58-3, 51 KOs) sweat inside the squared circle.
“Price has the size [to give the Klitschko brothers trouble], but he’s still young,” said Roach, 52, a native of Dedham (Mass.) who was voted Trainer of the Year on four occasions by the Boxing Writers Association of America. “Price is a much better fighter than Tyson Fury at this point. He’s not mechanical like Tyson Fury, so I like Price a little bit better. At heavyweight one punch can change everything. That’s the one thing about [Wladimir] Klitschko, he can knock you out with one punch. He can punch when he wants to.”
The 41-year-old “Dr. Iron Fist,” the owner of the second-highest heavyweight knockout percentage in history (86.9%), and his younger brother, Ring Magazine, IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight king Wladimir, 36, are two of the preeminent pugilists in history.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.
“The current crop of heavyweights can’t go with the Klitschko’s,” said Perron, 75, who worked with International Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler. “Nobody can mess with those monsters.”
David Price is a member of “the current crop of heavyweights” that “can’t go with the Klitschko’s.”
Freddie Roach, who presently trains 25 fighters and is helping the beleaguered USA Boxing organization with elite amateurs to prepare them for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in London, England, is one of the brilliant minds in the sport.
Oddly, “The Choir Boy” sounds like an utter loon in this rare instance.by