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Price Focused To Send a Big Message With Thompson

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

DAVID Price is out to ­announce his arrival on the world stage by beating veteran Tony Thompson tomorrow night.

Price bids to extend his unbeaten run to 16 when he meets the two-time world heavyweight challenger at ­Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

And the 6ft 8in Scouser wants to show everyone that he is the natural successor to world champions Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.

The two German-based Ukrainians hold five world title belts and 29-year-old Price sees tomorrow’s fight as a perfect opportunity to move nearer to such exalted company.

American Thompson, 41, has twice challenged Wladimir and although he lost both times, he survived a total of 17 rounds.

Price said: “This is a perfect opportunity to make a statement. A fight like this gives me a great opportunity to show just how good I am.”

Price has beaten Matt Skelton and Audley Harrison in his last two fights and he said: “Although my last two opponents have been world title ­challengers, Thompson fought for one last July.

“He is at world level and if I can do a number on him and a ­better or as good a job as Wladimir Klitschko, it will send a message around the world. I am not concentrating on out-doing Wladimir. I will concentrate on my own performance and I’m sure it will take care of itself.

“In this era, it isn’t too often that two top 10 fighters face each ­other. It is a big fight.”

Victory for Price will catapult him nearer his dream of a world title tilt inside 20 fights.

He said: “Who knows what can happen after this fight if I can do a good job?

“It is not impossible that by the end of this year, I will be knocking on the door for a world title fight.

“I turn 30 in the summer and that is young for a heavyweight. If I can win it in my 30th year, we will be on the right track.

“It is good that I get an opponent like Thompson to bring out the best in me. It is a challenge because he has been in the top 10 for about six years.

“These are the type of challenges I need to bring the best out in myself.”

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