Four monstrously big British heavyweights are the catalyst for Maloney’s 2012 excitement

2 Jan

Ibrahim Harb – Birmingham

British fight promoter Frank Maloney has one main New Year’s resolution… to further showcase his increasing stable of heavyweight boxers, all of whom are in action on January 21 at the Liverpool Olympia. Headlining the event is David Price, who takes on Big Bad John McDermott in an official eliminator for the British championship title currently held by popular prizefighter Tyson Fury. Dillian Whyte, Tom Little and Gary Cornish also feature.

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“I am excited about 2012 with this crop of young heavyweights under my promotional banner,” said Maloney on the advent of the Liverpool card.

Currently, Price (11-0-0, 9ko) is right for Maloney. The brobdingnagian banger, a 28-year-old Liverpudlian amateur standout who collected gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, has a textbook jab and a brutal right cross that he oft combines into an accurate one-two combination.

Price boxed thrice in 2011, slaying South African heavyweight champion Osborne Machimana before annihilating renowned trial-horse Raphael Butler. In June, he swiftly disposed of fellow big man Tom Dallas, in a clash where someone’s 0 had to go. It was Dallas’, who was separated from his senses in the second round.

Intriguingly, Maloney’s prize heavy is on a collision course with Fury (17-0-0, 12ko) – another of Britain’s undefeated prospects – should Price navigate a way past battle-hardened McDermott. The winner becomes Tyson’s mandatory challenger, with a mouthwatering match-up between two evenly sized fighters (6’9) in the summer likely.

Lower down on the Liverpool bill are three burgeoning professional novices, all recent additions to the Maloney stable of fighters. Dillian The Villain Whyte (3-0-0, 1ko), Little (2-0-0, 0ko) and Maloney debutant Cornish (4-0-0, 2ko) have opponents yet to be named but carry a weight of expectation to pass all examinations up to championship time. Like Price, they are all from the new school of extraordinarily tall heavyweights… Cornish measures up at 6’9, Little – ironically – is 6’6, while Whyte stands at 6’4.

“I believe it will not be long before our stable will be controlling the British and Commonwealth, European and World heavyweight titles,” Maloney boldly claimed. “I go as far as saying this could be as early as 2013.”

Picture: Gianluca (Rio) di Caro – London

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