David Price will make the second defence of his British
and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against Matt Skelton at Aintree
racecourse on Friday, 30th November.
The 6ft 8in scouser is still basking in the glory of his
stunning first round knockout of Audley Harrison nine days ago.
Former British, Commonwealth and European champion Skelton boxed
on the same bill in Liverpool stopping Croatian Jakov Gospic inside
Unbeaten Price, 29, said: "Matt was on stand-by in case Audley
pulled out. He went through with his part of the deal so we'll go
through with ours.
"I am aware he is 45, but he has won major championships and
challenged for the world title.
"I have only boxed 14 times as a professional and still learning
and Matt will bring something new for me."
Skelton, (28-6), challenged Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA crown in
January 2008 but lost on points over 12 rounds.
Later that year Skelton captured the European championship
forcing Paolo Vidoz to retire on his stool after nine rounds, but
never defended that title.
Skelton has won a Lonsdale belt outright and other good names he
has beaten include Julius Francis, John McDermott, Michael Sprott
and Danny Williams.
The full undercard for the bill will be announced in the next
But, it will include Darren Hamilton's British
light-welterweight title defence against local boxer Steve Williams
but and a vacant English heavyweight title fight between John
McDermott and Dillian Whyte.