When they were both rising up through the early stages of the professional ranks ten years ago, many observers rated David Price ahead of Tyson Fury as the UK’s great heavyweight hope.
The pair were both unbeaten prospects, seemingly on a collision course for a blockbuster all-British bout.
Most people know the story of what happened next – Price’s career didn’t go to plan as he suffered mulitiple knockout defeats while Fury went on to become champion.
A professional fight between them has never happened as a result and so their only contest to date remains the largely unseen amateur semi-final that they shared back in 2006.
At least, it was largely unseen until being unexpectedly uploaded to YouTube this week.
This was the bout from which their rivalry stemmed and it also created the perception of Price being superior to Fury.
The Mancunian ‘Gypsy King’ floored his Liverpudlian foe in the second round, but the knockdown was not given and he was ultimately outboxed to lose on points.
Fury wrote in his autobiography about the fight: “I knew I was coming to the end of my amateur days.
“I would eventually have 31 wins from 35 bouts and I would say that only one of those defeats was genuine – when I lost to my fellow British boxer David Price in the north-west final of the ABA seniors competition in Manchester in 2006.
“I had Price on the canvas in the second round with a good shot, but he clearly outpointed me.
“His experience was the decisive factor.”
After the win, Price progressed and fought for Team GB at the 2008 Olympics where he won bronze.
Missing out on this place inspired Fury to go on and conquer the professional game.
He became heavyweight champion by outpointing Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and achieved the feat for a second time with his knockout of Deontay Wilder in February.
You can watch the amateur fight between Price and Fury in the YouTube video above.