British heavyweight champion David Price will be hoping to make his name in America after it was revealed that he would be fighting in Atlantic City on July 27.
The 6ft 8" heavyweight star has already identified who he will be fighting next month and is due to make an announcement about the 10 round contest later this week.
Price is coming off the back of a punch perfect display against Sam Sexton and is now looking to create a buzz in America as he looks to step in level and begin to make waves on the world stage.
The 28-year-old is the current British and Commonwealth champion and will be hoping that he can follow in the footsteps of David Haye by becoming a world champion.
“America, in a nutshell, is where the money is,” Price told the Liverpool Echo. “If you break America, you’ve cracked it. Obviously not at this stage, but ultimately the money is in America and you want the big networks, like HBO and Showtime, to know who you are.
“Frank Maloney has been there and done it with Lennox Lewis, he’s got the template how to do it with a heavyweight and he thinks it’s a good time to dip our toe in, let them see what I’m about, let them know I’m coming and when I do finally arrive they’ll be pretty familiar with me.
"July 14 was our priority, that was our preferred choice but we didn’t get the backing we thought we were going to on this Khan show."
There was a hope that Price could appear on the undercard of Amir Khan's world title fight against Danny Garcia, but a deal could not be struck with Golden Boy Promotions and his new date will allow him to appear on television in the States on ESPN 2.
“It was disappointing but might work out in our favour because this bill is shown on ESPN in America so it will get widespread coverage and a lot more people will get to see me than would’ve done fighting down the card on a big Vegas bill," added Price.
“It’s our first time in America, we’re dipping our toe in and don’t expect to make massive waves but as long as we get seen and people are aware of us.”