Sky Sports pay-per-view is back this Saturday and, aside from a stacked undercard full of interesting fights, two stand apart from the crowd: Dereck Chisora vs David Price and Josh Taylor vs Regis Prograis.
Chief-support to the main event in Taylor vs Prograis, Chisora vs Price promises fireworks, as two heavy hitters go toe-to-toe, with the winner promised a big money fight in early 2020.
To top the bill, two light-welterweight world champions put their belts on the line to stake their claim as the best in the division.
Dereck Chisora vs David Price – Heavyweight
It’s a contest between two fighters whose careers are finely balanced, with the outcome of this fight a pivotal moment as to the direction of their respective futures in the sport.
Chisora had originally signed on to fight the former world-champion Joseph Parker, but an injury sustained due to a spider-bite force the fighter pull out of the bout, with David Price stepping in at late notice.
A year-on after suffering a late knockout defeat to Dillian Whyte at the O2, Chisora is enjoying the aftermath of his own crushing stoppage victory, a second-round brutal KO of long-time heavyweight title contender Artur Szpilka in July.
Victory against Price would underline his pedigree, despite his older age, and bolster any opportunity to fight for a world title in 2020.
David Price is full of confidence. He’s fighting off the back of his own impressive win, after stopping Dave Allen in July, and at this stage of his career, any hope of a future world-title fights rest on taking Chisora’s scalp on October 26.
It’s two huge punchers, one in Price with a vast height and reach advantage, but Chisora’s strengths can play to the disparity. He’ll no doubt work the body at pace in the early stages and look to take Price out before the Liverpudlian can establish his jab.
It’s a 50:50 fight, with the best man on the night winning by KO, but Price has flattered to deceive in many recent fights, and we expect Chisora to take the big man out early. You can get Chisora to win outright at 1/4, or to stop Price in round 2 and round 3 at 14/1 and 11/1 respectively.
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