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12 August 2015

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David Price
16 July 2015



David Price fights for European title in final step on his road to redemption
• BY MICHEAL MCKENNA
Pricey fights undefeated German Erkan Tepur for European crown on Friday


Liverpool heavyweight David Price
For Liverpool heavyweight David Price, Friday night’s European title showdown with Erkan Tepur represents the final step on his own personal road to redemption.
The 6’ 8” former British heavyweight champion, who takes on the undefeated German in the all city of Ludwigsburg, is not looking to forget those two devastating losses to Tony Thompson in 2013, but rather learn from his past mistakes.
Following a second consecutive defeat to the American veteran – and the Lennox Lewis circus with engulfed that particular camp – the Liverpudlian quickly took stock of everything going on around him and opted to focus on fighting under a new promoter on the continent – a move which is beginning to bear fruit. And now, the 32-year-old is ready to make his return to the top table of heavyweight boxing.
“I left as someone going on the road to rebuild and to come back a champion of Europe,” said Price. “It was always my ambition to come back to Liverpool and either defend my European title or, if another opportunity arises, have a look at that. History tells you, more often than not, the European champion goes on to fight for a world title; that’s what the long term plan is.
“For now I don’t want to spend too much time looking too far ahead as I want to enjoy every step of this journey I’m on.”
The Olympic bronze medallist has won his last four fights and feels he is now in a position to take that step back into the limelight, following a prolonged hiatus from the public eye. However, the task at hand is a sizeable jump up in quality; Tepur is a strong, durable, heavy puncher, with a decent defence and nine knockouts to his name. The giant Scouser undoubtedly has his work cut out for him.
Price said: “This will be a tough fight but it’s the right risk at the right time because in boxing you have to weigh up the risk against the reward and the Tepur fight far outweighs the risk. There are occasions when the risk outweighs the reward but this is certainly not the case.
“I’m 100 percent confident I’m going out there to win and what comes after it will be the reward. At this stage of the game you want to be involved in fights against good opponents and I think Tepur falls in to that category. I’ve been able to watch clips of him but I don’t see anything extra special so it’s definitely a very winnable fight for me. This is the fight I have been building back up towards.”
Just like Anthony Joshua now, Price was once the golden boy of the British heavyweight division and nine knockouts on the bounce – including an 80-second stoppage of Audley Harrison – enhanced that reputation, but that all came to an abrupt end.
The fanfare and expectation came crumbling down around Price following a 2013 to forget. He has since been written off – the forgotten fighter to a certain degree. And Pricey feels that it was the pressure he put on himself that he couldn’t quite deal with. He said: “After I had lost for the second time I started working with a mind coach called Terry McElhinney who helped open me up to new ideas, on how to approach things differently.
“I have since carried that on, studying how the mind works in sport; these are the things you would think a high level sportsperson would know but sometimes you’re not taught or made aware of this sort of thing.”
Despite feeling more relaxed about his career now, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist admits that he misses the pomp that came with a rapid rise through boxing’s blue-ribbon weight.
“I want that hype again,” said Price. “Hype generates interest; it’s good business but what I came to realise was that the pressure from the public or boxing fans, I couldn’t control, I could only control the pressure I put on myself. I was putting too much of it on my shoulders.”
The road to redemption may be complete should he become the first fighter ever from Liverpool to claim the European heavyweight crown, but this could be the start of another huge chapter in the David Price story.

Nathan Rigby
19 December 2014

I am Nathan Rigby, a cage fighter and i fight out of HFFS, my current record stands at 3-0, this would have not been the case if it hadn't of been for terry, on the day of my last victory i saw my opponent, he was much taller than me and in my head he had already beat me, i spoke to terry, he turned all the negatives into positives that were going around my mind. I got in the cage with more confidence than ever, i beat my opponent in the first round by tap out, id like to take the opportunity to thank Terry again because i would not have done it without him. He was right when he said Fighting is 80% mental and 20% physical

Jay Bimpson
23 October 2014

I was training for the world title which was being held in Trinidad and Tobago.

I felt physically fit but Terry made me mentally fit and put me in the right frame of mind.

He gave me the belief and confidence to know that I could go out there and beat the unbeaten champion.

I won the fight by stopping him in the sixth round. I have continued to use the mental techniques

Terry taught me and I’m now a two times world champion. I thank Terry for playing a big part in helping me achieve my goals.

When he said that fighting was 80% mental and 20% physical he was right.

My body was ready but the difference was Terry making me mentally stronger.

Dave Price - Article written by Steve Lillis for BoxNation
20 October 2014

DAVID PRICE hopes some sessions with a shrink will get his career back on track.

The former British and Commonwealth heavyweight, 30, returns to action in Stuttgart on Saturday night in a non-title eight rounder against Kazakh Konstantin Airich, a fight being screened live on BoxNation.

Price's first contest since shattering back-to-back losses against Tony Thompson in his hometown, Liverpool last year should be the ideal chance to return to winning ways.

Price has been working with mind coach Terry McElhinney and insists he will be mentally tougher in the future having fell apart after flooring Thompson in their second clash.

He said: "Even though I can hold my head high anywhere because of what I have achieved I felt I couldn't walk around Liverpool because I was a bit embarrassed from what had happened.

"Terry built my esteem at first, then it was about taking it into the gym and then on to Saturday.

"He helped pick me up off the floor and dust myself down. We have been doing a lot of other stuff that I wish I had even used in my amateur days.

"Everything was blown out of proportion in my own head during the build-up to the second Thompson fight.

I burned a lot of nervous energy and still come close to winning."


See article at: http://www.boxnation.com/boxing-news/david-price-turns-to-therapy-to-get-his-career-back-on-track/

Mark Williams
16 September 2014

A Testimonial About Golf
To whom it may concern,
My employer recently provided a life coaching course for myself and other members of staff, the course consisted of a couple of two hour sessions (one to one) and a two day group session. The initial two hour session was to establish where you are at your current point in life and what your opinions are of your work life balance, among other things. The two day course teaches you tools to use to assist in your everyday work and home life, from relaxation methods through to thought processes. Not all the tools are designed for everyone as each person has their own preferred method of relaxing, processing thoughts and dealing with feelings and opinions.
Overall I was very impressed with the course and have learnt much from it, and now feel I have the ability to deal with most situations that both my work and personal life can present.
Finally the last two hour session was entirely for you to decide on where you feel Terry’s life coaching skills could provide you with assistance. My Hobby is golfing and I choose this as my subject, We soon established that my main issue was concentration whilst playing the game. Terry taught me how to visualise the game in my mind and find an associated anchor point that triggered my concentration. I played my first round after my session with Terry last Sunday and the results were amazing. My playing handicap is 22, this allows me to go round the course in 94 shots to shoot a level par of 72. My Goal is to reach a handicap of 12 and using these techniques I was able to go round the course in 85 taking 9 shots off my expected round. Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you view it, this was not a competition round but to me it was a record round of golf with knowing that with these tools I can easily reach my goal to becoming a 12 handicapper.
Thanks for all your help and advice Terry
Mark Williams

Richie Heeson
10 September 2014

Testimonial from Richie Heeson- Anglo Celtic
4 nations, commonwealth and British Kick Boxing champion.

Hi I'm Richie Heeson I fight out of City of Liverpool kick boxing under in my opinion the best kick boxing trainer an fight technician in the country Steve reeves (Aussie)

I had my first fight at 36 and went on to win Anglo Celtic
4 nations and commonwealth titles at 2 different weights and fought for a British and area title as well.

Unfortunately my mental side was never right so I lost some fights I could have easily won, I used to panic for 8 to 10 weeks before a fight and visualise that I would get beaten I would talk the talk in front of people saying I was confidant but Inside was like a washing machine going round drawing all my energy out of me and my brain was saying you’re not good enough, he's better, he's bigger, he's going to win.

Then I was given one last chance at aged 45 to fight for in a 7 rounds British title fight.

I knew now no matter how fit and good Aussie got me I believed in me my brain he would beat me.

So I went to Terry McElhinney. Dave Prices Mind Coach for help to beat these problems and after 3 short sessions of him explaining what to do, what to look out for, and how to do it l could not believe the difference it made to me mentally, my outlook building up to the fight were normally I'm usually stressed 8-to 10 weeks before the fight completely changed and I managed to reduce my stress to the day before the fight and even then I was now able to control it, so when I fought I was so much more relaxed which gave me more energy and Terry also taught me to be able to ‘Switch on’ to fight mode at the right time.

Thanks to the help of my trainer, Terry and his mental toughness techniques I was so much more relaxed and had so much more energy thus winning the British title and beating the current holder a fighter 17 years my junior!

Dave Price - Article written by: Niall Hickman
23 January 2014

It famously worked for Irishman Steve Collins back in the 1990s when he finally ended Chris Eubank’s long unbeaten streak and heavyweight David Price is hoping it will be the key to his return to the top of boxing’s blue riband division following back-to-back losses last year.

Price looked every inch of his 6ft 8ins frame a future world heavyweight champion, until he came across American stalwart Tony Thompson last year and was twice bruisingly halted.

Which is why Price has turned to a ‘mind games’ coach in order to try and unlock his obvious potential, just as Collins did when defeating Eubank, coming into the ring in a state of near-hypnosis – a ploy which befuddled and bewildered a boxer who until then had been ‘Simply the Best.’

Former British and commonwealth champion Price won’t be trying hypnosis to get the better of Konstantin Airich in his first fight back since that second loss to Thompson, but he is convinced working with a sports psychologist Terry McElhinney has helped him.

Former Olympic bronze medalist Price said: “I am really a lot calmer and a lot more relaxed than I was last year. I beat myself the last time I fought.

That’s because of what happened in the first fight against Thompson as I let everything build up inside my own head. I used up a lot of nervous energy before the second fight, but I have now been working very hard on getting the mental side of things right.

“I have started working with a sports psychologist and he has helped me pick myself up off the floor. I wish I had taken such input seriously from my amateur days. I only thought you needed someone like that if you weren’t mentally strong, but I don’t feel that way any longer and I think I will only get the benefit of working with a mind coach. I thought I had everything sussed in my head, but I didn’t.”

Dave Price - Article written by David Anderson for Daily Mirror
22 January 2014

David Price says he feared his career was over when he lost again to Tony Thompson.

Price makes his comeback on Saturday against Konstantin Airich in Stuttgart and admits he thought his world heavyweight title dream had died with that shock stoppage.

“You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, do you?” he said. “I felt after that last fight in July that everything could have ended.

“Now I’ve the chance to begin again and stepping back in the ring gives you that hunger.”

Price, 30, claims he was too embarrassed to go out in his native Liverpool before sports psychologist Terry McElhinney helped rebuild his confidence.

“Terry has helped pick me up off the floor,” he said.

The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist feels he has the right team around him after joining German promoters Sauerland and bringing in Tommy Brooks as his trainer.

“Before I was of the opinion that if you needed a sports psychologist it was because you were not mentally strong,” he said.

“But it’s definitely working for me and I went from feeling like I couldn’t walk around Liverpool because I felt a bit embarrassed of what had happened to now where I feel I can hold my head up high because of what I’ve achieved already as a fighter and as a person.

“For the last Thompson fight, everything got blown out of proportion in my head. I ended up burning up so much nervous energy before the fight that I struggled in the ring.

“Now I’m nice and relaxed. I’m not really thinking about the fight, but when the time comes, I know I’ll be able to switch on to it.”


See article at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/david-price-hungry-ahead-comeback-3052167#.U-O8Lvk2wnp

Dave Price - Article written by Phil Kirkbridge for The Liverpool Echo
21 January 2014

David Price is ready to restore order in his career after enduring a period of “chaos”.

The heavyweight returns to the ring in Stuttgart on Saturday for his first fight since losing to Tony Thompson last summer.

Price has gone through six months of upheaval since the defeat, changing trainers twice, finding a new promoter and being forced out of a fight through illness.

But four days away from his long-awaited return the former British champion says he has never been as calm.

Price faces Kazakhstan’s Konstantin Airich over eight rounds in Germany and after a rollercoaster spell he cannot wait to be back in the ring.

The 6’8” fighter says much of his relaxed state is down to working with a mind coach, but Price has also been buoyed by his burgeoning relationship with new trainer Tommy Brooks.

“There has been that much chaos and stress in my career but that is done now,” Price said.

“It is a weight off my shoulders and I’m looking forward to getting in the ring and exchanging punches with another fighter.

“In the last few months I’ve vacated titles, pulled out of fights and changed trainers. People probably think I’m all over the place but I’m nice and settled and content.

“This week is nice and relaxed.

“I’ve not even thought about the fight that much. It is a completely different ball game to the build-up to my last few fights.

“So this feels nothing to me this week, even though it is a dead important fight. Everything is just nice and calm.

“A lot of this is down to the mental side of things.

“I’ve been working with a fella called Terry McElhinney for the last six months and I wish I had been doing this in my amateur days. It is really powerful stuff.

“I can’t remember when I last felt like this.”

Fight fans have been quick to write-off Price’s career following his back-to-back losses against the wily Thompson.

But the West Derby giant has no doubts that he will soon get back on track.

“People have always said that if I’m guilty of one thing, then it is not believing in myself,” said the 15-2 fighter.

“But people are not inside my head and don’t realise how much I do believe in myself. I know what I am capable of and know what I can achieve. But now is about really believing it.”

“When I win one or two fights I will be right back in the mix for decent fights,” he declared.

“I have put a lot of work into this comeback and for the right reasons. If I didn’t believe I could still get where I wanted to, then I would’ve done this half-heartedly.”

See article at: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/boxing/boxer-david-price-ready-restore-6532236

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