Tony Bellew returns to the ring on June 26 while David Price is back in Liverpool for the first time since July 2013 on a stacked card at the Echo Arena.
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Price’s last fight in his hometown was against Tony Thompson, and naturally he will not want to be reminded of how that fight went after he lost their rematch and had to rebuild his career.
The Merseysider has successfully done that under the Sauerland banner over the past two years, and he will look to continue his progress against Erkan Teper for the European title.
Although it still depends on the result of next week’s purse bids, it is likely that the 31-year-old will have that fight announced and he was unsurprisingly excited about returning home at the press conference on Friday.
In addition, Bellew returns to the ring for the first time since his win over Nathan Cleverly last November, with the cruiserweight taking a break from the sport to pursue a film opportunity to appear in ‘Creed’.
However, the ‘Bomber’ insisted that he has missed his day job and can’t wait to get back to work and he will face Lubos Suda with the prospect of fighting IBF champion Yoan Hernandez later in the year.
Top super-middleweight prospects Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding will also fight on the bill, facing Christopher Rebrasse and Brian Vera respectively.
Smith will face Rebrasse for the WBC silver super-middleweight title, with the 25-year-old hoping to improve to 17-0 against a man that was recently beaten by George Groves.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that the plan is then to get Smith into a mandatory challenger position for the WBC strap which Groves will fight Badou Jack for in the coming months.
Meanwhile, Fielding will have a tough test of his own against Vera, with the Texan bringing experience and a real pedigree with him that will undoubtedly cause the Liverpudlian problems on the night in what will be his most difficult bout to date.