Tony Thompson called off his planned visit to the gym of former World Light Welterweight Champion Amir Khantoday. Thompson was scheduled to meet with Khan and his manager Asif Vali at their gym in Bolton, but he told Frank Maloney.Com that it was too close to fight time to make the trip to Bolton, and that he wants to concentrate on preparing for his rematch with Liverpool’s David Price this Saturday. The American has told Frank Maloney.Com that he will reschedule his visit once he has defeated Price, but his aim for the moment is to focus entirely on his Saturday’s fight at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Continue reading
Tony Thompson executed one of the biggest upsets inside a British ring in recent memory when he silenced Liverpool’s Echo Arena and levelled David Price inside two rounds last February.
And the 41 year old ‘Tiger’ has landed back in Blighty in ominously rude health ahead of Saturday’s ‘can’t miss’ rematch at the same venue, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Join at www.boxnation.com Continue reading
NEIL PERKINS has revealed he wouldn’t have been able to turn professional but for his big-hearted pal David Price supporting him financially.
The scouser won a bronze medal at the 2005 world amateur championships and a year later repeated that feat at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Continue reading
In many areas of life there are periods of excellence. Moments when a group of people explode with genius and set a higher standard for the future. The Ancient Greeks had it with philosophy, the Italian Lombards had it with art, and… I postulate that the British may have it with heavyweight boxing. Continue reading
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
LENNOX LEWIS insists that David Price can still become world heavyweight champion despite his loss against Tony Thompson.
Price teamed up with the former undisputed world heavyweight champion after being beaten inside two rounds by the Washington DC southpaw in February. Continue reading
TONY 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 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
TONY 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
British heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) is taking out all the stops in getting ready for his rematch next month against 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) on July 6th at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. The soon to be 30-year-old Price will be bringing in some of Wladimir Klitschko’s sparring partners from Europe to spar with him in Liverpool.
Price wants to spar as much 100 rounds, like former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis used to do when he was still fighting. Price was getting training guidance with Lewis recently and he’s got Price working out a lot harder than before in order to improve the 6’8” former Olympian. Continue reading