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.