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Thompson: I´ll Prove Price WIn Was No Fluke

ANGRY Tony Thompson has hit out at critics and fans who believe his win over David Price was a fluke.

The Washington DC southpaw stopped Price (15-1) in two rounds back in February and has arrived in Britain for their rematch at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 6th July.

Double world heavyweight title challenger Thompson (37-3) fumed: “People who think I was lucky in our first fight know s**t about fighting. Continue reading

Leaner and meaner Tony Thompson ready for David Price

thompson4243642TONY THOMPSON is ready to cause more Merseyside misery next week. The American star arrives in Britain on Thursday aiming to prove his shock second round KO of David Price in February was no fluke.
Two time world heavyweight title challenger Thompson (37-3) is confident enough to give Price (15-1) an immediate rematch at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on July 6.

Thompson is not taking Price lightly for the return and will even fly in with two extra trainers at his own expense. Washington DC’s Thompson weighed a career heaviest 262lb for their first meeting, but warned: “I’ll be even fitter this time.

“People will not believe me but I was in good shape and fit for the last fight. There was a bloaty look, but I was in shape. Continue reading

David Price: One Day I’ll Be Pleased Tony Thompson Beat Me

price34DAVID PRICE believes one day he will be grateful that Tony Thompson beat him.

The Washington DC southpaw famously stopped Price in two rounds in February, but the 6ft 8in scouser goes for revenge at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday July 6.

Price, 29, said: “There will be heavyweights who saw me get beat and thought ‘Thank God’ because they wouldn’t have to fight me in the next one or two fights.
 
“A year down the line when I have won two or three fights I will be able to say I’m glad that happened then.
 
“I can’t say that now because I am yet to avenge the defeat, but I do believe if I’d carried on the way I was going it was a formality I would lose. Continue reading

David Price v Tony Thompson Update

thompson4243642TONY THOMPSON believes David Price’s three week training camp with Lennox Lewis will make their rematch even tougher.

The Washington DC southpaw caused one of boxing’s biggest upsets of 2012 in February stopping the 6ft 8in scouser inside two rounds back in February.

Price (15-1) called for a return and gets a chance to correct his sole career loss when he tackles Thompson (37-3) at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday July 6.

Price and his trainer Franny Smith are back home now after their time in Canada with the former undisputed world heavyweight champion. Continue reading

Frank Maloney: We Said No To Gutknecht

IMG_2874_Eduard_GutknechtFRANK MALONEY insists that Travis Dickinson never pulled out of a fight against Eduard Gutknecht – because the bout was never on! Sauerland Events claimed on Saturday that the North-East prospect had ducked out of facing the former European light-heavyweight champion in Berlin this coming Saturday.

But Maloney who handles Dickinson says: “The fight was never on.

“I had a call from another British promoter offering the fight because one of his boxer’s had turned it down.

“Of course, it is a fight Travis would like but he would not have been ready in time so we never took the fight.” Continue reading

Satchell vs. Butcher on Price-Thompson card on July 6th in Liverpool

KEVIN SATCHELL will make the second defence of his British flyweight championship against Iain Butcher at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 6th July.

The battle between the unbeaten duo is the second domestic title contest added to the bill topped by the heavyweight rematch between David Price (15-1) and Tony Thompson (37-3).

Also on the bill Bristol’s Darren Hamilton (13-2) risks his British light-welterweight crown against Adil Anwar (19-1). Continue reading