SAN DIEGO (February 23, 2013)— It was a right hook that was heard around the world – at least by boxing fans. No. 2 rated American Tony Thompson shocked a nearly all British audience by dropping the formally undefeated 6’ 8” British heavyweight David Price in the second round. Price was unable to recover from the powerful right hook.
The bout was seen live all over the United States on WealthTV and www.wealthtv.com will be replayed TONIGHT AT 10 PM EST
“There’s a shining star in the Heavyweight division for American boxing fans. Tony “The Tiger” proved that he’s still one of the best heavyweights in the world. We knew he was training hard against the likes of Travis Walker, but he left even boxing insiders stunned by his quick finish of one of the most coveted young prospects in the boxing game. Us old guys can proudly wear our “Old Guys Rule” t-shirts with pride thanks to Tony”, stated Charles Herring, president of WealthTV. The network carried the fight live and exclusively in the United States. Continue reading
By Kevin Chittenden: British heavyweight David Price’s once promising career is in tatters tonight after he was stopped in the 2nd round by 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) in Liverpool, England.
This was a fight that the 6’8” Price was supposed to win with ease, but instead he ended up getting clipped by a right hand by Thompson and put down on the canvas in the 2nd round. Price got up but his legs failed him as he walked around on Bambi legs while the referee checked him over.
The referee stopped the fight without letting Price get a chance to see if he could survive the round. While some boxing fans might feel that Price deserved a chance, the truth it he wouldn’t have lasted more long with Thompson teeing off on him. Continue reading
By Michael Collins: American heavyweight Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) ended the David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) hype machine by taking him out in a 2nd round TKO on Saturday night at the Echo Arena, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The win for Thompson affirmed in the minds of some fans that the 29-year-old Price simply doesn’t have the chin to succeed at the highest levels in the pro game.
Up until this fight, Price had been carefully matched by his promoter Frank Maloney against weak opposition without a punch. Even Thompson isn’t what you would call a puncher, but he definitely was a step up from the guys that Price had been fighting, and Price failed the test miserably. Continue reading
By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA) – David Price wants to send a message to the Klitschko brothers by hammering former world title challenger Tony Thompson in style tomorrow.
The 6ft 8in Liverpool heavyweight has his long-term sights set on a clash with either WBC champion Vitali or his brother Wladimir, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
First however, the unbeaten Price faces a step up in class against American veteran Thompson, who has lost twice to Wladimir in the past.
The British champion knows he can make a statement to the world by beating Thompson even more impressively than Klitschko, who needed 11 rounds to stop the Washington man in 2008 and six in July last year. Continue reading
TONY THOMPSON will be fighting to save his boxing career when he collides with British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price this weekend.
The top ten ranked pair clash over 12 rounds in Price’s (15-0) backyard at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday night.
Thompson (36-2) lost in six rounds to Wladimir Klitschko last summer – his second defeat in world championship challenges against the number one heavyweight.
And he doesn’t need reminding where his career will be if Price inflicts a second consecutive loss on the Washington DC southpaw.
Thompson, 41, said “This is my last chance saloon, but I don’t have to say that.
“It is clear and the only way I can change that is to win. Continue reading
DAVID PRICE’S big fight against Tony Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rdFebruary is ON. Rumors had swept Twitter and some minor boxing websites claiming that the 12 round heavyweight contests had been scrapped.
But Frank Maloney, promoter of British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Price is livid at the misinformation that has been put out. He believes that lies about the fight being called off were spread after American Thompson’s medical report was delayed in being sent from the United States to the British Boxing Board of Control.
Maloney said: “The fight is very much on and Tony is looking forward to arriving in Liverpool.
“Twitter can be a valuable tool, but it is also like nasty virus which spreads quickly. Continue reading
TONY THOMPSON believes he is just days away from ruining all hopes of David Price and Tyson Fury meeting.
The American double world title challenger (36-3) meets British and Commonwealth champion Price (15-0) in a 12 round international heavyweight contest at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday February 23.
Price v Fury is the biggest domestic clash right now, and purses bids were due to be held on Wednesday, but Tyson pulled out. Continue reading
BOXING fans who buy tickets for this month’s big heavyweight battle between David Price (15-0) and Tony Thompson (36-3) could be in for an even better night at the fights.
Anybody who buys tickets for the show before 5pm on February 14 will be entered into a special Valentine’s Day draw that takes place that evening.
The winner and a guest will be David’s VIPs at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February and treated to a night of hospitality.
The prize includes a pre-fight meal, inner ringside tickets, signed memorabilia and after a night of top action whisked to David’s after fight party where they will meet the British and Commonwealth champion. Continue reading
UNBEATEN Australian banger Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne believes he’s on course to challenge British heavyweight hope David Price for his Commonwealth title at some stage this year.
TONY THOMPSON claims that Tyson Fury ducked out of fighting him recently. The American two-time world heavyweight title challenger did manage to find a Briton willing him to face him and boxes David Price (15-0) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February. Continue reading