Darts star Gerwyn Price confirms boxing debut – and must drop 10kg for the fight

Darts bad boy Gerwyn Price has dealt many a knockout blow on the oche – and now he’s turning his attention to boxing.

In a surprise announcement on social media, the Iceman revealed he will make his ring debut later this year.

Price posted a message on his Instagram story with details about his latest sporting foray.

He will face Rhys “Cool Fly & Flashy” Evans at the Valley Tavern in Fleur De Lys, Wales on April 9.

The 36-year-old star is pretty ripped compared to most darts players but admitted he would need to lose weight for the fight.

Darts star Gerwyn Price is set to make his boxing debut later this year

Underneath a poster promoting the bout, he added: “Need to drop 10kg for this.”

The date of the bout will cause intrigue among darts fans as it is sandwiched in between two rounds of Premier League action.

Price is due to face James Wade in Leeds in April 7 and Peter Wright in Manchester one week later on April 10.

He could have four additional games across the two weeks if he reaches the final of both mini-tournaments.

Which darts rivals would you like to see Price face in the boxing ring? Let us know in the comments section.

Price posted this message on his Instagram story
Price posted this message on his Instagram story

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Anyone familiar with Price will know that it’s not the first time the Iceman has swapped one sport for another.

Before making his mark on the oche, the controversial Welshman first caught the eye as a rugby player.

He played for Welsh Premier Division outfits Neath and Cross Keys, as well as for South Wales Scorpions in rugby league.

During his time with Cross Keys, a tiny Welsh village club, Price even won the Swalec Cup at the Millennium Stadium.

But after picking up a set of darts for the first time a decade ago, the Iceman hasn’t looked back.

Price is the sport’s No.1 player and has won an array of top tournaments, including the World Grand Prix, the Grand Slam (on three occasions), and, of course, the world championship.

If he takes to boxing as well as he took to darts, then who knows, we might see him with a world title belt around his waist in the future too.

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