Mansour looks to continue climb up heavyweight ranks; set to take on Price


On “Q” Sports has learned that Amir Mansour will continue his climb up the U.S. Heavyweight ranks when he takes on Kelvin Price in a slated 10 round heavyweight clash Saturday December 14th, at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. in a televised bout on NBC Sports Net’s “Fight Night.”

Mansour, is currently the 5th-ranked U.S. Heavyweight and has not fought since late August when he earned a 12-round unanimous decision over Maurice Harris to claim the vacant USBA heavyweight title and the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title.

The hard hitting Mansour is not shy about his desire to get a crack at the title. With an impressive 19-0 mark with 14 KO’s, Mansour has been very vocal over the last several months about those ducking him.

Many around boxing have questioned the level of Mansour’s opponents, but they have not questioned his KO power.

He has stopped 13 of his 19 opponents within the first three rounds of their respected bouts over the course of his career.

He has been very outspoken about the current state of the U.S. heavyweight division and believes he can contend with anyone who steps into the ring with him.

“I’m just training hard, remaining focused and ready to make my mark on the heavyweight division, ” Mansour said exclusively to On “Q” Sports Monday.

Harris was just the second opponent to go the distance with Mansour, as Dominick Guinn went 10 rounds with him back in 2011.

The 38-year-old Price, carries a 14-1 record and he is coming off a win over Danny Williams last May.

Prior to that win, Price suffered a vicious 3rd round KO at the hands of Deontay Wilder, who caught him with a wicked right hand that landed square on Price’s jaw, sending him back into the ropes and down.

He attempted to get to his feet, but struggled, leading referee Ray Corona to wave an end to the bout, as Wilder captured the then vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title.

The 41-year old Mansour is adamant on getting a title shot, and getting that shot soon.

“I will not be denied,” he added.

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