Tyson Fury is devastated that a fight against David Price ‘is dead in the water’ after the Liverpudlian’s shock defeat on Saturday night.
A massive clash between the two giant heavyweights was highly sought after but Fury never appeared that keen to take on the previously unbeaten Price.
However, unbeaten Fury admits a summer fight was on the cards - but now that Price was stopped in the second round of his fight against Tony Thompson - Fury says they will not meet later this year.
“I’ve got no interest in fighting David Price. It’s dead in the water.
“What’s the point in fighting someone who was knocked out in two rounds?
“If I don’t do the same to him then people will say I couldn’t even do as good a job as a 41-year-old.
“I had the opportunity to make big money out of fighting Price. I was hoping to get him after Thompson.
“Now a super fight in the summer has been messed up but maybe I’ll get a big fight in America with Thompson.
“It would have been a big fight between Price and myself but that is now out of the question,” he added.
Fury is currently preparing for his US debut when he fights former cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham on April 20.
“Cunningham is a lot harder fight,” he added. “After him I will take Thompson and show Price how to deal with a granddad.
“I guarantee it won’t last longer than three rounds. I will blitz him.
“I don’t want America to think all Brits are like Price. I can’t let Thompson get away with that - I will have to take him out for Price,” added the confident Fury.
And Saul Alvarez will fight Austin Trout in a light-middleweight unification fight in San Antonio on April 20.
‘Canelo’ will put his WBC title on the line against the WBA champion, with the duo’s unbeaten records on the line.
The fight had been scheduled to be on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s clash with Robert Guerrero on May 4, with the winner set to take on Mayweather in September should he stay undefeated, but that did not happen.
Trout, who defeated Miguel Cotto in December to set up the unification fight, paid tribute to Alvarez for putting his record on the line.
“Canelo put his foot down and said this was the fight he wanted,” he said.
“He said he was ready. God bless him. I’m here to show the world he’s not.
“But he made the people who work for him make it happen, and boxing and the fans thank him.”
Alvarez is one of the hottest properties in boxing, having racked up a 41-0 record with one drawn at just 22.
However, despite five title defences he is keen to prove wrong his detractors who say his record has been protected by taking easy fights on his way to the top.