Belfast to host David Price vs Sean Turner fight on October 5
After missing out on a chance to return to title contention by beating Alexander Povetkin, one of the recognizable names in British boxing is returning to the scene in October in a matchup that he should be favored in. David Price (22-5) is set to face Sean Turner (12-3), in a fight that should have an interesting atmosphere as a Britain versus Ireland matchup that will take place in Belfast.
The card also features some other regional talents, with the other confirmed fights being Tyrone McCullagh (11-0, Northern Irish) vs Josh Kennedy (11-0, British), and Declan Geraghty (17-3, Irish) vs Marco McCullough (20-4, Northern Irish).
Price enters the matchup with more experience, having more wins than his opponent has total fights. However, Turner’s inexperience may not be as much of a detriment when you consider age. He’s only 27, after all, making him eight years younger than the 35 year old Price. Turner’s record coming into the fight isn’t great, however. He enters with back to back losses to Nathan Gorman and Filip Hrgovic, by knockout and unanimous decision respectively. Turner did win two straight bouts during 2017 before that, but those wins were against lesser rated opponents.
On the other hand, David Price is coming off of a fifth round knockout loss to Alexander Povetkin, in a fight where he wasn’t very competitive. The fight happened on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker, and helped set up this month’s scheduled heavyweight title fight between Joshua and Povetkin. Povetkin, though, is a world-class opponent and losing to him shouldn’t affect Price’s career much. The same can’t be said for Turner.
This fight should have a big impact on the careers of both men. It would be an embarrassing loss for Price, one that would make it harder for him to get his name into the mix again as an opponent that can fight highly ranked heavyweights, while Sean Turner can gain some respect and jumpstart his own career by beating a much more experienced and decorated veteran. The action is set to happen October 5, at the Titanic Exhibition Center in Belfast, Northern Ireland.