Fresh off his easy 5th round stoppage win over the previously highly hyped heavyweight David Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) from Britain, Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO’s) is now looking for some much bigger game in the form of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko for a title shot.
If Thompson can’t get that fight, he’d also be interested in facing the unbeaten Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s).
Thompson said this last night to Sky “I would love to fight Tyson Fury over here or in Vegas or anywhere that big pu**y wants to fight. He’s been mouthing off about me. Tyson Fury, let’s get it on; or if I can’t get him in the ring, because he’s going to run, come on, Vitali; you’re fighting guys that you know ain’t got no shot to beat you. Fight some guys with some height and experience like myself.”
Thompson, #8 IBF, #14 WBO, certainly has the rankings to get a title shot against Vitali. Look at Vitali’s last couple of opponents, Dereck Chisora and Manuel Charr. Those were both fringe contenders, and arguably not nearly as good as Thompson. I’d pick Thompson to beat Charr and Chisora all day long every day.
Charr is a pretty limited fighter, and Chisora seems to be just a slightly better version. Thompson boxes those guys silly if he were to fight them. What’s kind of disappointing is why Vitali, a world champion, is fighting guys like Charr and Chisora when there are better guys for him to fight like David Haye, Bermane Stiverne, Thompson, and Kubrat Pulev.
I don’t see there being any point in Thompson trying to get a fight against Fury. That’s not going to happen. Fury wouldn’t take that fight. He’s got a big money bout against Haye coming up, and after Fury gets knocked out in the 1st or 2nd round, I doubt his promoter Mick Hennessy will want to put him in with someone like Thompson. I can’t see that happening.