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Price should retire and find another career.

Posted July 11, 2013 7:08 pm 


poor price I feel for him, Fury is on the up getting the biggest payday in the UK and price is back to the drawing bored. He has been set back at least 2 years. Shame we never got to see Price vs Fury. I hate to say it but I think the only advantage Price would have is his power. Fury has the better jab, the faster hands and feet, better combos on the outside and inside, better chins/durability and fitness. Price has the one punch power. I would pick Fury, kills me to say it.

Posted July 10, 2013 12:18 pm 


Price is a nice chap. I feel bad for him but I also saw through him early on. He is a club fighter, local British fighter and a few steps below class B fighters.

A lot of comment on this board pointed to Price over Fury but I never bought into that BS, Fury is far the more Mentally strong fighter, takes pressure, can go down, gets back up and goes to war, Price is just TOO NICE for this game and he really just bullied smaller fighters, when someone hits back and doesn’t go away in 3-4 rounds he is out of answers.

Lucky for him he got blown out by Thompson and not Wlad or Vitali, that could have been emergency room life-support sort of destruction.

Posted July 9, 2013 6:15 pm 


He’ll wind up like that Viking kid–the one that Chisora “lost” to.

Posted July 9, 2013 5:55 pm 


Guess Price met his Oleg Maskaev. Time to move on while there’s still a career to salvage.

Posted July 9, 2013 5:35 pm 

Swedish Boxing Fan

No its to early for David Price to just give up. He fought a good fighter and lost twice to him but that doesen’t make his career to be over for that. He can still regroup and learn from it. Congratulations to Tony “The Tiger” Thompson for another suprising well performance victory!!! I thod that Thompson would lose this rematch to David Price but the 41 year old 2-time world heavyweight title challanger Tony Thompson have once again proven himself to still be a recognised heavyweight top contender. Thompson was before this fight ranked 8# by IBF and 14# by WBO along with 8# by Fightnews so Thompson is still up there in the ranks to copmpete, or make 1-3 good pay-day fights. Thompson mabey could just enough be good for another world title fight BUT not against heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko as Thompson have been stoped twice by the great champ and fighting Vitali Klitschko for his WBC world title seems to very likley never even be near to happen so where does 41 year old Thompson go from here in his boxing career. Most likley make 1-3 good pay fights and then depending on the outcome of the fights go on and make as much as possible or if he loses those good pay-day fights, just make an fine career end and retire from the boxing ring with health and enough good moneys made from the ring. Tony Thompson is truly an underestimated gem in heavyweight boxing.

Posted July 9, 2013 4:37 pm 


Ehh ! Wlad wanted to rematch Sanders for Christ sake. Sanders chose to fight Vitali and he ended up bleeding from hos mouth, nose and ears and that brutal beating became the end for Sanders at top level.

Posted July 9, 2013 3:11 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Well I’m glad Price isn’t retiring. No reason for him to and I don’t like this trend where boxers are supposed to retire everytime they lose. He’s gotta work on his jab, his conditioning, and learn to pace himself. Lewis and Wlad did exactly that after KO losses. The turnaround is 2 years on such a project. Let’s see if Price has the discipline to implement it.

Posted July 9, 2013 2:12 pm 


Price fought the third best heavyweight in the world in Tony “Tiger” Thompson. it was way too soon in Price’s career. How can a man how managed to floor Tiger even consider retirment. In 5 years Price could be special if Tiger has not ruined him the way Wladimir ruined Peter. Some beatings are too hard to come back from. Keep going Price you will make Liverpool proud again young man!

Posted July 9, 2013 12:21 pm 


The best thing he can do is win the british title outright to start with

Posted July 9, 2013 11:53 am 


no comparing them .price would lose to almost eveyrbody if not everyone in the top ten. where as wladimir wouldn’t

Posted July 9, 2013 10:51 am 


wlad didn’t want vitali to take care of sanders. but it was sanders that wanted vitali and the vacant WBC title. lucky for him in my opinion sanders would have won again.

Posted July 9, 2013 10:48 am 

K2 Fan

I like Price and I wish him well , but comparing him to Wlad is like comparing
a Volkswagen to a Formula l Ferrari . So every time I see such a comparison , it tells me that person knows very little about boxing .
Simply put ; Wlad is a champion , Price is NOT !

Posted July 9, 2013 10:46 am 



Posted July 9, 2013 10:44 am 


He can still make excellent purses and bang out many guys. No need to retire. But he needs to learn to use a stiff jab and relax in the ring. He needs mentoring like Klitschko did a decade ago.

Posted July 9, 2013 9:32 am 


Why would Price fight further if he cant take a punch and has stamina issues.

he can work on his stamina issues, but not punch resistence. Or he must fight like wladimir

Posted July 9, 2013 9:25 am 


Clearly, Price will never be champion, but he has enough power to win the odd fight against top 20 opponents. That could be enough to still earn some good money in the game. Look, for instance, at Audley Harrison.

Posted July 9, 2013 8:10 am 


I hate the comparisions with W Klitchko. Wladimir has always been an excellent boxer and a world champion before his losses to Sanders and Brewster. Even though I like the guy Price is nothing as a boxer. No technique, no footwork, no heart, no stamina, no chin,… At his age it’s probably too late to fix each one of these things.

Posted July 9, 2013 6:47 am 


It shows just how good Wlads footwork and ring generalmanship is when you see Price getting closed down so easily.

Still I`d like to see him in with a decent heavy who isn`t a 6″6+ southpaw and see if he still looks awkward

Posted July 9, 2013 2:35 am 


Price can fix his skill level given time, and he’ll need plenty of it…needs to improve his defense and movement. More difficult to fix is his lack of natural know-how of what to do in the ring. He doesn’t seem to have a natural instinct of a good fighter. This instinct can’t be fully taught. You either have it or you don’t. But more alarming is his lack of killer, or ticker, or confidence. He looked scared against Thompson, waving his left hand out like a white handkerchief, scared that if he committed to it he would get whacked by a Thompson right. He is at the same fork in the road that Klitschko was in after getting hammered by the South African chap. He either has to give it up, or make radical change. And radical makeover won’t come from his current coaches, and it won’t come fast. That is why K is such a model for all boxers. A model in overcoming deficiencies to the extent he can’t be touched at the mo. Can Price achieve that type of re-invention? Time will tell but at least at this point he seems determined to give it a crack.

Posted July 9, 2013 2:03 am 


Need to go back to the basics mentally, physically and boxing wise. Work on his fitness and strength. Work on his mental composure. Improve his jab and footwork. Improve his distance combos, develop some type of inside game and improve defensively. Can he do it. Hmmmmmmm fight and 3 or 4 bums in the next 12 months going several rounds with them. Fight 2 or 3 decent guys after that and he could be back and improved. He has been set back a good 2 years. This was the first pro southpaw challenge price has faced and Thompson is a veteran. It was always going to be difficult. Fraudley is a southpaw but price learned nothing from that bout. Price simply needs more rounds pro rounds under him. KOing cannon fodder on 1 or 2 rounds is not going to help him when he is up against some experienced guys. Maybe even some light sparring with Lennox would help.

Posted July 9, 2013 12:30 am 


It was arrogant of Team Price (in both fights) to think that Thompson would be some kind of push over. The dude has only ever lost to Wlad Klitschko (aside from an early career hiccup)… he was miles above the level of competition that Price had been in with up until that point… maybe a little too big of a step up too soon.

Posted July 8, 2013 8:20 pm 


Wlad let Vitali take care of Sanders

Posted July 8, 2013 8:07 pm 


Price will almost always have a punchers chance.But decent fighters who can handle his power and take him into deep waters will win.At 30yrs old its alot of building to do and in the mind-set field aswell.And decent fights might be hard to get.Young up and comers will side step him because of his power,the top guys should beat him.And at 30 how long can he fight medicore fighters.Maybe a fighter with a name but not setting the div. on fire like Adamek,where a win would get him some mojo back.But this guy has alot of building ahead…

Posted July 8, 2013 7:43 pm 


Wladimir was smart not to rematch Sanders… He KNEW something was wrong…

Price did too… He let his team run him over. You have to man up and take charge.

Posted July 8, 2013 7:39 pm 


boxing barlow not a freak shot but a shot that koed Price in the first fight and he did not gas himself out Tony Thompson is a top level fighter and just weathered the storm from Price and was hitting price just as often if not more in those 5 rounds and the better man won.

Posted July 8, 2013 7:12 pm 


Problem with the examples everybody is using is that they where never stopped in back to back bouts a d some went back in the rematch and dominated.

Posted July 8, 2013 6:57 pm 


To say Price should retire is silly, the guy lost due to being inexperienced and letting his anxiety tire him out. The same happened to Haye against Carl Thompson and look how WK was stopped against Sanders and Brewster. Price can come back but needs to sort his head out.

Posted July 8, 2013 6:41 pm 

von Pugsly

Forgot that Price already obliterated Audley in less than a round. In any case, he needs to get a ouija board and contact Emanuel Steward for advice at this point.

Posted July 8, 2013 6:23 pm 


Maybe he should go into commentating, since he’s always talking. Price is a big waste of body and has already hit his head on his ceiling. I havn’t seen the rematch, but it didn’t take much from Thompson in the 1st fight to close the show on Price.

Posted July 8, 2013 6:21 pm 

boxing barlow

At least we’ve got Anthony Joshua turning pro to look forward to!

Posted July 8, 2013 5:59 pm 


Ditto to Wilder!

Posted July 8, 2013 5:55 pm 

K2 Fan

Good for him . I hope he does rebuild himself and become a decent boxer .
At least he doesn’t seem to have delusions of grandeur , like some of his other ” compatriots ” ! Good luck .

Posted July 8, 2013 5:46 pm 

von Pugsly

Yeah but Price was KO’d twice in the amateurs, too. If he’s to have any hope going forward he needs an Emanuel Steward-style makeover. And Manny ain’t with us no more. Maybe Jonathan Banks, now that he’s disgraced himself as a fighter, will be willing to take on the job as full-time trainer.

Posted July 8, 2013 5:45 pm 

boxing barlow

Strange one this. I still think Price has potential. A bit of a freak KO in the first fight. And in the second fight he beat himself by gassing out.

Posted July 8, 2013 5:40 pm 

von Pugsly

Maybe he can fight Audley Harrison next. It would be interesting to see which of them is worse. The winner might be able to coax Butterbean out of retirement as a proper step-up.

Posted July 8, 2013 5:33 pm 

sad american

Maybe they will make a Frankenstein movie and need someone tall to play the part? Can you imagine if hed been in with wladimar?

Posted July 8, 2013 5:22 pm 

big cadburys twirl

our dave is a two rd job

Posted July 8, 2013 5:20 pm 


Keep a “Stiff upper lip” ‘ol chap.

Posted July 8, 2013 4:41 pm 

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