American heavyweight Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO’s) destroyed David Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) tonight by a 5th round TKO in Liverpool, England and he may have badly crippled his career in the process. Thompson said he wasn’t surprised that Price was lured into a slugfest with him, because he didn’t think Price’s new trainer Lennox Lewis would be able to make enough changes to his fighting style in one camp to beat him.
Thompson said to Sky after the fight “Lewis is probably going to be a great trainer and teacher, but he only had one training camp with the guy. He’s not going to get that style with one training camp. Lewis didn’t get it one time when he was working with Emmanuel. I knew he wasn’t going to get it using a second hand Emmanuel like Lennox Lewis.” Continue reading
SAN DIEGO, CA (JULY 6, 2013)— Tony Thompson made it two for two as he took out former Olympic silver medal winner David Price for the second time in just over three months with a fifth round stoppage at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
The fight was broadcast LIVE in the United States on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com
After chess match of a first round, the second was nothing but action as Thompson tried to rough up Price and landed a hard left that startled Price. Later in the round, Price landed a hard right that drove Thompson to the ropes and seconds later deposited Thompson on the canvas from a hard right hand. Round three was more of the same as Price started the round by rocking Thompson with a hard right to the top of the head. Continue reading
Tonight, David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) will be making his first appearance since being knocked out in the 2nd round by Tony Thompson last February. While a lot of fans commend the 29-year-old Price for having the guts to look for an immediate rematch with Thompson, there are huge question marks about how Price will look in this fight.
You have to remember that before Price lost to Thompson earlier this year, Price had been rolling over his opponents one after another and he’d been filled with confidence. You could see it before his fights in the way he acted during the press conferences and in the weigh-ins against his overmatched opposition. Continue reading
Promoter Frank Maloney thinks his fighter heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) has completely learned his lesson from his 2nd round TKO defeat at the hands of Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) from last February, and he’s convinced that Price will beat him tonight to avenge that loss at the Echo Arena in London, UK. Maloney and Price see the loss as the end result of Price out too fast looking for a KO last time, and not fully seeing the danger that Thompson represented in that fight.
Maloney said to the Liverpool Echo “I always believe in my fighters and one bad fight does not make a bad fighter. Tony can talk all he likes and look as good as he likes but I’m 100% confident that David has learned from the last fight.” Continue reading
Lennox Lewis thinks heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) will avenge his loss to Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) tomorrow night and do it in style by knocking the 41-year-old American out in the process at the Echo Arena, in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Price, 6’8”, was taken out by Thompson in two rounds last February in a knockout that halted Price’s progress towards a title shot. Before the fight there had been talk of the 29-year-old Thompson soon getting a world title shot against one of the Kitschko brothers. Continue reading
SAN DIEGO, CA (JULY 5, 2013)—This Saturday questions will be answered as will it be repeat or revenge when Tony Thompson takes on David Price in a rematch of Thompson’s shocking 2nd round knockout of Price that took place on February 23rd in the same Echo Arena ring in Liverpool where the first bout took place. Continue reading
The weights are in for tomorrow’s crunch rematch between heavyweights Tony Thompson and David Price. Thompson, who shocked Price via 2nd-round stoppage back in February, tipped in at 18 stone and 7lbs or 259-pounds. While Price, who is hell-bent on avenging his sole pro defeat, came in at 17 stone and 12lbs or 250-pounds. Continue reading
Heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) is in a must-win situation this Saturday night against Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) in their rematch at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Price was already starched by the 6’5” Thompson last February in 2 rounds, and now Price is going for a second shot at the American.
Why is Price doing this? Well, he wasn’t supposed to lose to the 41-year-old Thompson, that’s why. Thompson was supposed to be another aging lion for Price to pick up a relatively scalp to add to his growing collection other old scalps against 46-year-old Matt Skelton and 41-year-old Audley Harrison. Continue reading
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 2, 2013)—Promoter Frank Maloney has been around a long time and has seen it all. This past February 23rd, he watched with the rest of the boxing world, the shocking upset of his prized fighter David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) getting stopped in the second round with former two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson’(37-3, 25 KO’s) in Liverpool, England.
This Saturday in the very same ring, Price will get his chance at redemption when he squares off with Thompson in a highly anticipated rematch that can be seen live all over the United States on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com beginning at 2:30 pm Eastern / 11:30 am Pacific. Continue reading
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