After the disappointment of Alfie Price’s professional debut being postponed at the last minute last weekend due to an unfortunate event on his opponent’s side, he is even more eager to lace up those gloves and dance under those bright lights this Saturday at the Camden Centre in Kings Cross on a British Warrior Boxing event.
With a stellar amateur career behind him and a bright future ahead, the classy southpaw had this to say before his prow box in London:
When did you receive the news that you wouldn’t be fighting on your original debut date?
"I received the news about an hour after I weighed in, I was in Nandos having a bit of food and I got the phone call, and I was gutted, they tried their best to get me another opponent but I knew it wasn’t going to happen in that weather. So I basically knew it wasn’t going to happen but I kept my hopes up until the last minute. It’s just my luck, big event, big debut and the snow couldn’t come a day later.
What adjustments have you had to make to your preparations this week?
"Just sharpening really, no sparring, just sharp pads, bags, speed work, just to keep me ticking over."
How much more motivation do you have going into this fight?
“It’s made me a bit more determined to put a better show on, last week was a bit depressing so this week I’m going to let it go in the ring, not too much, keep a boxing head on but it’s going to be another classy display.”
Who are you fighting this time and what do you know of your opponent?
“His name is Liam Richards, he’s had 12 wins from 60 fights, he’s only been stopped once so he’s quite a tough journeyman.”
Who will be in your corner for the fight?
“I will have Sab Leo and Eddie Lamb in the corner.”
Alfie is fighting on British Warriors Promotions ‘The Reckoning’ show tonight at the Camden Centre in London.