Southport boxer Mike Stafford returns to the ring on Friday 30th November 2012

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Southport cruiser-weight boxer, Mike Stafford returns to the ring on Friday 30th November 2012, at Aintree Equestrian Centre, Liverpool.

The International Masters Title belt holder will be on the undercard to David Price who fights Matt Skelton in the all-British heavyweight showdown.

Tickets for the fight can be obtained by calling Kevin on 07950 157736

Tickets are £40, £60 and ringside £90.

Pictured above: International Masters Title belt holder Mike Stafford
The card:

The British Heavyweight Championship

Price and Skelton 

Darren Hamilton vs. Steve Williams Welterweight
John McDermott vs. TBA  Heavyweight
Danny Price vs. TBA  Cruiserweight 
Mike Stafford vs. TBA  Cruiserweight
Tony Dodson vs. Paddy McDonagh Super-Middleweight
Glenn Foot vs. Lee Quinn Welterweight
Joe Hughes vs. Paul Archer Light-Welterweight
Wayne Adenyi vs. Scott Edgar Light-Heavyweight
Neil Perkins vs. Dee Mitchell Light-Middleweight
Tom Carrus vs. Ross Payne Lightweight

David Price is being called “the next big thing”. Not only is this a reference to his massive, 6ft 8in frame, but also to his huge potential to be Britain’s next heavyweight world champion.

2013 could be a very big year for the popular Liverpool fighter, who recently defended his British and Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships against a 38-year-old Audley Harrison with a blistering 82-second TKO.

Now Price faces 45-year-old Matt Skelton, himself a former British and Commonwealth champ. The Bedford heavyweight, who has a 28 – 6 record, will look to return to the top of the British heavyweight pecking order, and Price could be in for a difficult evening.

Price will be the favourite
There’s no question that David Price will be the favourite to win this fight. He stands five inches taller than his opponent, and also has a significant reach advantage.

On his side, Matt Skelton has bags of experienced gleaned over a pro career that now spans 10 years. He’ll look to make things hard for Price, fight on the inside and counteract the physical advantages that the Liverpudlian possesses.

Head to Head
This fairly friendly affair was the last chance for the press to speak to the boxers ahead of their clash on the 30th.

Matt Skelton: “There’s no pressure on me and I’m enjoying my training. I think the guys [David] has fought have allowed him to dictate the fight.”

David Price: “There’s a lot of hype around me – there’s a welcome kind of pressure. If no one expected me to do it, I’d be doing something wrong. Matt Skelton is a fighter, he’s not going to come in and shy away from the fight – I’m expecting a tough fight.”

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