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Price returning from hand surgery

11/14/2014

Heavyweight David Price, who underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right hand in July, will return from the injury on Dec. 6, Sauerland Event announced on Friday.

Price (18-2, 15 KOs), a 2008 British Olympic bronze medalist and the 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year, will face Argentine journeyman Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (18-13-3, 9 KOs) at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany.

The fight is on the undercard of the show that includes light heavyweight titlist Juergen Braehmer defending against Pawel Glazewski and cruiserweight titleholder Yoan Pablo Hernandez squaring off with Ola Afolabi.

“I can’t wait to get back into the ring and back to what I do best," Price said. “This will be my first fight on terrestrial television and it’s a great opportunity for me to show everybody what I can do.”

The card is being carried on free network television in England on Channel 5.

“I’m working hard every day in the gym and the time I’ve spent out with injury has only made me hungrier,” Price said. “On Dec. 6, people are going to see me at my most dangerous. I’m coming with bad intentions. I want to put in a performance and entertain all the fans watching at home on Channel 5."

Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: “[Price] is without a doubt one of the most exciting heavyweight boxers on the planet. We’re excited to be working with [promoter] Mick Hennessy to give the U.K. audience a chance to see him live in action on Channel 5.”

Price injured his hand during a 10-round decision victory against Yaroslav Zavorotnyi on June 7 in Germany. Price, 31, has won three bouts in a row since his stunning back-to-back upset knockout losses to American Tony Thompson in 2013.