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TO even his own surprise, David Price’s career is back on track.

Price was looking to build towards a shot at the British heavyweight championship – and instead finds himself one right hand from Anthony Joshua.

The 34 year-old meets Alexander Povetkin on the Joshua-Joseph Parker undercard at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday, March 31 – and Povetkin is the mandatory for the WBA belt Joshua holds.

“I wasn’t expecting something like this so soon,” said Price, definitely one of boxing’s good guys. “This really has come from nowhere.

“Realistically, I thought a fight like this was a way off.

“The plan was to get back to British-title level – and then this came up.

“There’s no way I couldn’t turn it down.

“It’s funny how things turn out. If you had said at the start of my career I would be fighting Alexander Povetkin in 2018 that would have been in my plans.

“Just getting the fight has put me back on track.”

Price was hoping for a shot at Joshua in December, 2016 after a possible fight with Wladimir Klitschko fell through.

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