David Price: Heavyweight gives up British and Commonwealth belts

David Price

Liverpool heavyweight David Price has relinquished his British and Commonwealth belts in a bid to boost his career after successive losses.

His decision to give up his titles means an all-British fight with Dereck Chisora is unlikely in the short term.

"We are in no rush. This is about creating the next UK heavyweight champion," Price's promoters tweeted.external-link

The bronze medal winner from the 2008 Beijing Olympics was offered a bout with domestic rival Chisora but decided against it.

Chisora's promoter, Frank Warren, won the purse bidsexternal-link for the fight between the pair meaning Price had to agree to that bout or relinquish his titles.

Since suffering the first defeats of his professional career in back-to-back meetings with American veteran Thompson, Price has changed much of his set-up.

He linked up with Sauerland promotions following Frank Maloney's decision to retire, and joined the gym of trainer Adam Booth after splitting with long-time coach Franny Smith.