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Price named as GB boxing captain

David Price
Price will captain Great Britain's eight-man team in China (Getty)

Liverpool super-heavyweight David Price will captain Great Britain's boxing team at the Beijing Olympics.

The 25-year-old was given the role after a vote was carried out by his fellow boxers.

Price told BBC Radio Merseyside the accolade was even more special as his team-mates had made the decision.

"It shows the lads respect me and I think I'll be good as a leader, it shows they trust me and I'll try and help them whenever I can," he said.

Price takes over the captaincy from his good friend and long-time England boxer Neil Perkins.

And he has spoken to the Kirkdale welterweight about his new role.

"He was a good figure to look up to. I can take a few of his good sides and obviously bring in a couple of my own," Price added.

"I'm not going to be running around like a policeman chasing after the lads.

"I'll just try and help them out and help us as a team."

Price's first duty will be to lead the team at the European Union Senior Championships, which get under way in Poland on Saturday.




see also
Price looking for podium finish
17 Apr 08 |  Boxing
Price clinches place in Beijing
11 Apr 08 |  Boxing


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