Leeds Featherweight prospect Hopey Price signed promotional terms with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing in October 2019 before making his eagerly-anticipated professional debut on the undercard of Anthony Crolla's farewell fight at Manchester Arena, outpointing Joe Sanchez.
The slick southpaw, trained and managed by Dave Coldwell, landed gold at the 2018 European Youth Championships and 2018 Youth Olympics; becoming the first boxer from Great Britain to win gold at a Youth Olympic Games, before pursuing his dreams in the paid code.
‘Drago’ landed a spot on the undercard of the blockbuster Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua 2 World Title show in Saudi Arabia where he scored an impressive third round TKO over Tanzania's Swede Mohamed. He then outpointed the game Jonny Phillips and Daniel Mendoza to take his record to 4-0.
Two wins and a first strap for Hopey followed in 2021 with eyes now fixed on a shot at the British Title in 2022.