Frank Maloney still keen for David Price to face British heavyweight rival Tyson Fury
Last Updated: 07/12/12 12:30pm
Frank Maloney and David Price: Chasing a deal to fight Tyson Fury
Promoter Frank Maloney remains determined to secure a deal for David Price to face heavyweight rival Tyson Fury next year.
Maloney claimed Fury's camp had turned down a guaranteed £650,000 purse to take on Price for the British and Commonwealth belts.
Fury's promoter Mick Hennessy has since insisted his man would be happy to take on Price, but only if Maloney had no involvement following a previous war of words between the two.
But Maloney revealed he has again attempted to make contact with Hennessy in the hope of agreeing a high-profile All-British contest.
A statement issued by Maloney read: "An offer was made to Tyson Fury guaranteeing him a £650,000 purse to challenge David Price for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
"Tyson's promoter Mick Hennessy turned down the offer, describing it as a 'joke' and added that David would have to 'step up to the plate on our terms'.
"Since then I have sent Mick an email asking if there is a way for myself and him to sit down to try and make the fight. Team Price can also then hear what Mick meant when he said 'our terms'.
"Price v Fury would be a massive attraction for next summer and both men could have an interim contest before meeting.
"I understand Team Fury's hesitancy because they believe they are close a fight against one of the Klitschko brothers. If that is the route Mick and Tyson are going, make that clear and both sides can go their own way."