Wilder: Price couldn’t even beat an out of shape Thompson

wilder52By Michael Collins: Deontay Wilder, one of the more promising heavyweights in the division, found it interesting that the highly hyped British heavyweight David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) couldn’t get past a less than his best 41-year-old Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

Thompson, for whatever reason, came into the fight looked fat around the midsection and weighing a career high of 262 lbs. It didn’t matter because all it took from Thompson was a right hook to the side of Price’s head in the 2nd round to KO the big 6’8” Brit, and send shock waves through the boxing world.

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Fury wants Thompson after Cunningham bout

fury67By Jeff Sorby: Heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) has a fight coming up on April 20th against American Steve Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO’s) at Madison Square Garden in New York, but once that fight is out of the way, Fury is targeting the 6’5” heavyweight contender Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) for a fight this year.

Fury wasn’t happy at learning that Thompson had knocked out David Price in the 2nd round last Saturday night, and Fury wants to KO Thompson to avenge Price’s loss, as both Price and Fury are from Britain.

Fury said on his twitter “I’m gonna spank this little b*** Tony Thompson all around the ring! Granddaddy is getting it for KOing Price!! I’ll get him for u @davidprice. Thompson is old as s*** & been KO’d two times! Ill KO him after Cunningham. Tony Thompson where are you? You’re getting it after your mate Cunningham along with any other American heavyweight.”

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Video: Tony Thompson post fight press conference after beating David Price, Calls Out Tyson Fury

By Kevin Chittenden: Tony Thompson had a feeling that David Price and his management were underestimating his power going into their fight last Saturday night in Liverpool, England. Thompson felt that Price and his team saw him as an old man, and were thinking of just using him to look good in front of Price’s fans.

Thompson realized he had a good opportunity to pull a surprise on the 6’8” Price, and that’s exactly what he did by clipping him with a hard shot in the 2nd round that effectively stopped Price by knocking him down. Price got up but the fight was stopped without the action resuming.

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Tony Thompson destroys David Price in 2nd round TKO!

price44By 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.

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Thompson defeats Price

price43By 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.

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David Price vs Tony Thompson Weigh-in Video; Price Keen To Outdo The Klitschkos

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.

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Price vs Thompson: Thompson wants to ruin David Price and Tyson Fury meeting

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.

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David Price expects to fight in a world title eliminator by 2nd of 2013

By Michael Collins: British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (15-0, 13 KO’s) figures he’ll capture the EBU heavyweight title and fight in a world heavyweight title eliminator bout by the end of 2013. Price has been matched against older heavyweights instead of fighters that could test him and possibly even beat him.

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