Clayton Full Of Praise For Price After Maiden BoyleSports World Grand Prix Title

Jonny Clayton paid tribute to opponent Gerwyn Price after scooping his first BoyleSports World Grand Prix title in Leicester on Saturday night with a dominant victory over his fellow Welshman.

A stunning display of darts saw Clayton take out five ton-plus finishes en route to a 5-1 win over his compatriot which saw him rise to number seven in the world rankings.

Speaking to BoyleSports after he left the stage with the trophy, Clayton said: “It was a long week, but to play the world number 1 at the end of it and beat him, it feels fantastic. The big checkouts were a plus, but my starting was fantastic, so I kept the pressure on Gezzy and that was the difference I think.”

The new champion went on to praise his beaten opponent, who had criticised jeering from sections of the crowd following his quarter-final victory over Dave Chisnall.

“I played against a great mate,” Clayton added. “People just see a hug on stage after I won that, but they don’t hear the words he said to me. The respect I have for Gezzy Price is second to none, what a guy.

The crowd really need to step back and realise how good a guy he is.

Price remains the favourite to defend his PDC World Championship title at 4/1, but we have now slashed the odds on ‘The Ferret’ dethroning his World Cup-winning teammate into 6/1 from the 16/1 available just a week ago.

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