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David Price Gutted: I Never Saw Thompson's Punch

British heavyweight champion David Price has lost his unbeaten record after a stunning second-round stoppage loss to American veteran Tony Thompson. The 29-year-old was a hot favourite to continue his march up the heavyweight ranks, with a shot at the world title his ultimate goal.

But Thompson, an experienced campaigner whose only two recent losses came at the hands of world champion Wladimir Klitschko, had other ideas, and he ended things early with a brutal right hand. Nearly 6,000 fans crammed into Liverpool's Echo Arena to cheer on Liverpudlian Price, who had beaten all of his last seven opponents inside four rounds.

"I don't see the punch. He caught me. The referee stopped the fight. It's heavyweight boxing at the end of the day. It was a good shot. What can I say? I think it caught me on the back of the neck or the side of the neck. Then you get knocked down and your find yourself of the floor. It's just one of those things, it's heavyweight boxing for you. You can get caught by a big punch. I've ended plenty of fights like that and now it's happened to me. I felt comfortable. I was looking for openings and I just got caught by a punch that you don't see and those are the ones that hurt you," Price said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=Ray*;13077098]He was too open, I actually thought he was too eager and could have got KO in the first round too. He should learn from this and try and come back better from this because this is just part of…

Comment by gingeralbino on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=fladz;13078277]This was pretty shocking, sadly a number of people have been warning of just this kind of thing for ages (not me though I must say, I was clueless). I really hope Price can come back from this, but I'm…

Comment by gingeralbino on 02-24-2013

[QUOTE=Ray*;13077098]He was too open, I actually thought he was too eager and could have got KO in the first round too. He should learn from this and try and come back better from this because this is just part of…

Comment by fladz on 02-24-2013

This was pretty shocking, sadly a number of people have been warning of just this kind of thing for ages (not me though I must say, I was clueless). I really hope Price can come back from this, but I'm…

Comment by papillon82 on 02-24-2013

Wlad-Thompson III ?? hahahaha.........:rofl:

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