Heavyweight David Price has chosen Adam Booth as his new trainer

Last Updated: 14/10/13 6:42pm

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David Price: Delighted Adam Booth has agreed to be his trainer

David Price: Delighted Adam Booth has agreed to be his trainer

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British heavyweight champion David Price will be trained by Adam Booth in a bid to resurrect his career.

Price lost twice to American Tony Thompson this year after storming through the domestic division with a series of early knockouts.

However, veteran Thompson exposed the former Olympic bronze medallist's flaws, with the 30-year-old subsequently deciding to part with long-time trainer Franny Smith.

"We did a few sessions together just to see how it would work, and he then agreed to train me. I was made up about that."
David Price

With Price's world title ambitions in tatters, the Liverpudlian giant has tasked Booth with the opportunity to help him rebuild.

"To begin with I contacted a handful of world-class trainers and asked Adam if I could have a chat and perhaps get some advic," said Price, who remains British and Commonwealth champion.

"When I first turned pro I was signed by Hayemaker and only left because of the television situation at the time. Adam pointed me in the right direction after that - and advised me to go with Frank Maloney - and I've always valued his opinion.

"So, after a brief chat, I brought up the idea of him possibly training me and we decided to have a meeting. I assumed he wanted to see what kind of frame of mind I was in.

"We did a few sessions together just to see how it would work, and he then agreed to train me. I was made up about that because I know Adam is very selective when it comes to choosing fighters to work with.

"I've got a good feeling about this move, and truly believe Adam is the man to bring out my true potential."

Price admits Booth - who masterminded David Haye's rise to heavyweight champion - has a meticulous approach outside the ring that means the pair should be a perfect fit.

"The mental side of the game is a big issue for me, and that's something Adam spends a lot of time thinking about and working on," he added. "Even just sitting down and having a chat with him, I can tell we share a lot of the same ideas about the sport and about life.

"We've both got the same outlook, and this should make it very easy to gel. He has helped me get a few things off my chest recently, which has made me feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders. It's a good feeling.

"Ultimately, I know I've made the right choice and I know this move will take me to that next level."

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