Skelton will have to be at the races as he meets Price at Aintree

Matt Skelton v Jakov Gospic. wk 42.

Matt Skelton v Jakov Gospic. wk 42.

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Boxing: British and Commonwealth champion David Price has revealed that by offering Matt Skelton the chance to fight for his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles he is delivering his part of a pre-arranged deal.

The pair will meet at Aintree Racecourse on Friday, November 30, on the All Out War bill, screened live on BoxNation. The 45-year-old Bedford Bear was on standby to fight Price at Liverpool’s Echo Arena last weekend if his bout against Audley Harrison had fallen through, but it took the 29-year-old Liverpudlian just 90 seconds to claim his 14th-straight pro win.

Price said: “I understand the scepticism surrounding the fight.

“Skelton was given a guarantee he would fight me. He was on standby in case Harrison pulled out – he went through with his part of the deal so we’ll go through with ours. I’m aware he’s 45 but he’s a former British and European champion and fought for a world title.

“I’m still learning. People want to see me against better opposition but that will come. Whether that turns out to be against Tyson Fury, time will tell. He’s doing a great job at promoting a fight that may or may not happen.”

The undercard will include Darren Hamilton’s British light-welterweight title defence against local boxer Steve Williams and a vacant English heavyweight title fight between John McDermott and Dillian Whyte.

Tickets are £40, £60, £70, £95 and £190 from

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