It's been a long road back for heavyweight David Price who went from hero to zero after walking onto successive sucker punches in successive bouts from the very capable American Tony Thompson.
That was in February 2013 and punters who took my advice to get on Thompson made a healthy return.
Four hard won victories later and David Price will take on Erkan Teper for the European Heavyweight Title. At age 31 Price is fast running out of time if he is going to fulfil his early promise and challenge for the Heavyweight Title outright which is a shame because anyone who has seen him box knows that he has excellent technique and formidable power.
However if Price can win tonight then he will put himself back in the frame for world title contention.
Price (19-2,16 KO's) looks in excellent shape and was only too willing to let Teper have home advantage in Stuttgart. The undefeated Teper (14-0, 9 KO's) weighs in 2 pounds heavier than Price but he is by far shorter in stature and will be out reached.
Physically Teper doesn't look in great shape and he's carrying too many extra pounds. I expect Price to win this fight and take his place back among the elite.