Advertisement
Advertisement

Price Wants To Batter Thompson, Send a Message

by Edward Chaykovsky

British heavyweight champion David Price (15-0, 13KOs) is ready to turn up the heat when he faces Tony Thompson (36-3, 24KOs) on February 23rd in Liverpool. Thompson has only lost twice since 2000, and both of those defeats came at the throne of the heavyweight king Wladmir Klitschko.

Price wants to send a message by doing a job on Thompson, which in turn will get him close to a potential shot at the title. The undefeated heavyweight says he is finished with the domestic scene in the UK and now he wants the best opponents on the world stage.

"By the time I've had another two fights after Thompson, the only people left to fight will be whoever holds the world titles," Price told BBC Sport. "Without a doubt I'll be fighting for a world title in the next five fights."

"I've proved I'm above and beyond domestic level, now I've got the platform to move on to world level. To be fighting someone who fought for a world title only five months ago, it's a massive step up in class. It's up to me to prove I belong at that level."

"I'm currently ranked ninth with the WBC but a good win will propel me forward, especially if I can do it in style. If I can do a cleaner job than Klitschko did on him that will send a message out."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 01-10-2013

[QUOTE=lefthooklead;12902180]You might not buy that my friend, but the facts state otherwise. Fury vacated in February. Sky didnt announce their new deal until June. Price fought Sam Sexton on SKY SPORTS in May, for the British title. So, if they…

Comment by joe strong on 01-09-2013

people have to remember thompson was inactive for a good stretch. he beat maurice harris then had 2 eliminators cancelled because chambers got hurt twice so he became the mandatory without fighting. he went into fighting wlad with like 3…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 01-09-2013

Mismatch fight. Thompson will get k.o.'d

Comment by lefthooklead on 01-09-2013

You might not buy that my friend, but the facts state otherwise. Fury vacated in February. Sky didnt announce their new deal until June. Price fought Sam Sexton on SKY SPORTS in May, for the British title. So, if they…

Comment by LacedUp on 01-09-2013

[QUOTE=lefthooklead;12902088]The reason that Fury and Price hasn't happened yet is more to do with TV deals than either of them not wanting to fight each other. Fury is with Channel 5 and Price is now with Box Nation, the politics…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (39)
Top Headlines Billy Dib To Face Sukkasem Kietyongyuth on February 26 Arreola Suspended For 90 Days, Tests Positive For Marijuana Denis Lebedev-Yunier Dorticos Clash Ordered By The WBA Photos: Jamel Herring Makes Weight, Set For First TV Main Event Garcia's Team Disputes Possibility Of Donnie Nietes Fight Freddie Roach is Pleased With Frankie Gomez Performance Luis Ramos on Top Rank Deal, Desire For World Title Fight Golovkin's Promoter Confirms Interest in Bernard Hopkins Fight Luis Ortiz-Thompson Set, But Not Yet Sanctioned By WBA Francisco Santana To Return on Top Rank Bill on April 2 Adamek-Molina: Mateusz Masternak To Face Fields on The Card Amir Khan: I'll Win and Make History, Shut The Doubters Up! Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Finalized For March 5th on HBO Cruz vs. Koasicha Tops March 4 Telemundo Bill In Tampa Toka Kahn-Clary Promises To Let The Hard Shots Rain Down Frank Bruno Insists Comeback Talk Came From The Heart Mayweather: Me and Al Haymon Have All The Say So in Boxing Arum: If Pacquiao Continues To Fight, Crawford is Perfect Foe Nietes May Defend Against Garcia in May, Not Fuentes RoundZero Wins Purse Bid For Chudinov-Signani EBU Title Fight IRA Claims 'Credit' For Deadly Dublin Weigh-In Shooting Browne Continues Camp As Chagaev Clash Still On Course Freddie Roach Warns: Don't Count Khan Out Completely Jonathan Gonzelez-Joebert Alvarez To Battle on March 19 Brook: I Wish Khan The Best, Don't Think He Can Beat Canelo Gutknecht To Braehmer: I’m Ready To Avenge My Defeat! Robert Helenius-Johann Duhaupas on April 2 For WBC Silver Belt Evander Holyfield: Anthony Joshua is Best Fighter UK Ever Had Mayweather: Khan Should Have Fought Brook, Not Canelo "Fighting Words" - Canelo vs. Khan: A One-Ring Circus Khan: If I'm Scared of Brook, Then Why Would I Fight Canelo? Guillermo Rigondeaux Wants To Excite in Liverpool, Says Diaz Haye Says The Klitschko Era is Over, Tabs Fury For Repeat Win Austin Trout Willing To Travel, Face Liam Smith in The UK Tyson Fury Hopes Wladimir Klitschko Rematch is Set 'ASAP' Hatton: Canelo Will Be Too Strong and Powerful For Amir Khan Francisco Vargas: Salido Would Be High Risk, a Good Challenge Povetkin: After Wilder I'm Open To Fury, Martin and Klitschko Lucian Bute, Alvarez, Beterbiev Tripleheader on April 2nd? Khan: People Thought De La Hoya Would Destroy Pacquiao
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement