Price gasses out and gets stopped by Thompson

price78American 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.”

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How does Price fight coming off of a KO loss?

price73Tonight, 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.

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Maloney confident David Price will beat Tony Thompson tonight

price566Promoter 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.”

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Lennox predicting victory for David Price over Thompson

price5Lennox 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.

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Froch-Groves likely to happen in November, says Hearn

froch9999Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport says a fight between IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) and his mandatory challenger George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) will likely be Froch’s next fight in November. The International Boxing Federation ordered the fight to take place, and they had a deadline of July 12th to come to an agreement on the fight.

Hearn got an extension to July 17th, but he says they should be able to make a concrete decision by then whether the fight will be made or not.

Hearn says it’s possible Froch could vacate the IBF title, and Groves would then either fight for the vacant IBF title or go after WBO champion Robert Stieglitz.

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Martin Murray: Golovkin hasn’t fought anyone like me

murray64#1 WBA, Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) thinks he would give WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) a lot of problems if he were to face him next. Murray feels he’s a cut above the guys that Golovkin has been facing recently, and he thinks he’d give him a really difficult fight. Golovkin’s manager recently contacted Murray’s manager to find out the status of his visa problems in connection with a possible fight in the United States on November 2nd.

Murray still hasn’t ironed out the visa problems as of yet, so it’s unclear whether a fight between Golovkin and Murray would be a realistic option for Golovkin.

Murray said to Livefight “Look at Golovkin’s opponents…he’s not fought anyone like myself. That’s when you’ll see the best of me. Me and Golovkin would be a hell of a fight.”

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David Price in critical fight against Tony Thompson on Saturday

price#2Heavyweight 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.

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