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Darwin Price News
The legendary trainer discusses preparing Manny Pacquiao to face Errol Spence Jr. in a superbout Saturday, August 21 on FOX Sports PPV. Plus, Darwin Price wants the big names at 140 and we review last weekend's Charlo-Castaño card on SHOWTIME.
A see-saw affair ends in a draw as both Harrison and Perrella gave as good as they got Saturday night on FOX.
The unbeaten interim world super bantamweight champion makes a triumphant return home, stopping veteran Javier Chacon Saturday night on FS1.
Darwin Price Fights
WIN vs Jean Carlos Torres 19-0-0
Oct 30, 2021 • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jean Carlos Torres LOSES to Darwin Price by RTD in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Saul Corral 23-16-0
Apr 17, 2021 • Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Saul Corral by KO in Round 5 of 8
LOSS vs Malik Hawkins 17-0-0
Dec 28, 2019 • State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Malik Hawkins WINS against Darwin Price by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Breidis Prescott 31-18-0
Oct 04, 2019 • Arena Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Breidis Prescott by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Aaron Herrera 35-11-1
Aug 24, 2019 • Bert Ogden Arena, Edinburg, Texas, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Aaron Herrera by TKO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Luis Eduardo Florez 25-17-0
Apr 13, 2019 • Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Luis Eduardo Florez by TKO in Round 6 of 8
Win vs Angel Hernandez 13-8-2
Nov 18, 2017 • Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Angel Hernandez by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Hylon Williams Jr 16-3-1
Feb 21, 2017 • Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Hylon Williams Jr by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Javontae Starks 13-2-1
Sep 03, 2016 • Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio
Darwin Price WINS against Javontae Starks by TKO in Round 7 of 8
Win vs Semajay Thomas 11-1-0
Jun 25, 2016 • Scottish Rite Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Semajay Thomas by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Alvaro Ortiz 8-5-1
Nov 13, 2015 • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Alvaro Ortiz by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Evincii Dixon 5-7-1
Jul 18, 2015 • Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Evincii Dixon by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Christian Steele 4-12-2
Feb 06, 2015 • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Christian Steele by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Shawn Wate 1-5-1
Nov 20, 2014 • Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Shawn Wate by KO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Vicente Guzman 0-2-1
Dec 07, 2013 • Sports House, Redwood City, California, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Vicente Guzman by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Omar Avelar 2-9-0
Oct 28, 2013 • Sports House, Redwood City, California, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Omar Avelar by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Johnny Frazier 2-19-4
Sep 28, 2013 • Cache Creek Casino Resort, Brooks, California, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Johnny Frazier by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Luis Sanchez 1-7-0
Jul 26, 2013 • Fox Theater, Redwood City, California, USA
Darwin Price WINS against Luis Sanchez by TKO in Round 4 of 4
Darwin Price Bio
140-pound contender Darwin Price is separating himself from the pack as he closes in on a world title shot in the talent-laden super lightweight division.
A Tough Time Staying Focused
In his words, Darwin Price was “born and raised in one of the top murder capitols of the United States,” St. Louis, Missouri.
“I went to elementary school in Ferguson when I was younger where Mike Brown got killed,” said Price, referring to the fatal shooting in August 2014 of an 18-year-old black man by white officer Darren Wilson which sparked racial unrest and looting.
“After that, I moved to Berkeley, an inner city suburb of St. Louis. I started high school as a freshman at McClure North. I eventually got expelled for inciting a riot. I missed my entire sophomore year at McClure North High. It was tough trying to stay focused and not hang out with the wrong people when that was all I had around me.”
Price was on the wrong track as a teenager before taking a circuitous route to get onto the right one.
“I ran away from home, missed my entire sophomore year, returned, and then left my father's house and moved with my mother to Bel-Ridge, Missouri, to start the 10th grade over again at Normandy High," said Price.
"My Dad would tell me, 'You're going to end up in jail or you're going to end up dead.' I wanted more out of life than just the streets and was always one of those kids who wanted to do better. What saved me was sports.”
A Normandy security guard invited Price to run cross country and track, where he became Missouri’s first black athlete to win the “triple crown” in the large schools level. Price also went 10-1 during his brief stint as a 119-pound wrestler.
“I started wrestling for a year and then I ran track and then I did boxing at the same time when I was 15. The same year I started running track my friend got me into boxing. But in in 2016, that same friend got locked up for murder,” said Price.
“My grades improved. I was on the front cover of Rise Magazine. I was Missouri’s first African American to win the 800 (meters), mile (1,600 meters) and two-mile (3,200 meters) runs in the history of the state meet.”
Price received a full scholarship to Grambling State University and graduated in 2012 from college in four years at the age of 21, earning a kinesiology degree. He also compiled an amateur boxing record of 120-12, losing in the finals of the U.S. Nationals at 152 pounds in 2011.
Cashing In On Success
“Pay The Price” debuted professionally in July 2013 at The Fox Theater in Redwood City, California, his fourth-round knockout being his first of nine victories (five knockouts) while competing from 138 ¼ to 143 pounds and ending with an eight-round unanimous decision over Alvaro Ortiz Diaz in November 2015.
Price won twice in 2016 to improve to 11-0 (6 KOs), an eight-round unanimous decision over Semajay Thomas in June preceding a seventh-round TKO of Javontae Starks in September.
The victory over Thomas represented Price’s last under renowned trainer Ronnie Shields at the Houston-area Plex Boxing Gym, the same venue where Shields guides two-division and current 160-pound titleholders Jermall Charlo and southpaw Erislandy Lara.
A right knee injury suffered while sparring 2017 followed Price’s consecutive unanimous decisions over Hylon Williams (February) and Angel Hernandez (November) of 2017.
Price returned from a 17-month ring absence to go 3-1 (3 KOs) in 2019. Unfortunately, however, Price re-injured his knee during that December’s bout with unbeaten Malik Hawkins, resulting in a fifth-round TKO loss.
Price recovered to end a 16-month ring absence with a one-knockdown, fifth-round stoppage of Saul Corral in April 2021. He followed that up with a victory over Jean Carlos Torres in October 2021.