British boxer Anthony Joshua knocked out by David Price in sparring?

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Anthony Joshua and David Price are both professional boxers in the heavyweight division. Both from England, Price recently claimed that he knocked out his compatriot in a sparring match.

David raised the issue since he wants to get a shot on Joshua’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) title. Based on Anthony’s recent Twitter post, he is looking for serious opponents.

According to Richard Damerell of, Price believes that he floored Joshua during a training session that occurred 5 years ago. This was also the time when Anthony prepares for his boxing campaign in the 2012 London Olympics.

The sparring with Price turns out to be effective as Joshua eventually won the gold medal in the Superheavyweight division of the Summer Games.

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David admits that he kept the matter to himself since he does not want his compatriot’s young career to be affected.

“I wanted to protect him from it, didn’t want to go around boasting about it,” Price said.

Price added that this is the time for him to divulge his secret since Joshua currently longs to fight the toughest fighters in their division.

“But our positions have changed and he’s IBF heavyweight champion of the world and I’m someone who would definitely be interested in having a shot at it,” David stated.

David is already a 33-year-old boxer that currently holds a decent record of 20 wins and three losses, with his wins, 17 have come by way of knockouts. He is also a former English, British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion.

The British won his last fight against Vaclav Pejsar. He defeated Pejsar via TKO in the second round of the bout.

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Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua seems to be the better fighter out of the two boxers. This is because Joshua is still undefeated in 17 matches. Anthony is a dangerous boxer in which all of his wins came from either TKO’s or KO’s. He won the IBF heavyweight championship against Charles Martin in a bout that lasted just two rounds.

If Price would get a huge fight against Joshua, he really needs to have a perfect game plan in order to have a chance against the undefeated IBF champion.

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