Price To Get Help From Lennox Lewis For Thompson

David Price will train under Lennox Lewis in the run-up to his rematch with Tony Thompson on July 6. The former undisputed heavyweight world champion has agreed to work with Price, who suffered his first defeat as a professional at the hands of veteran Thompson in February.

The British and Commonwealth champ and regular trainer Franny Smith will fly to Canada next week to begin work with Lewis, who was accompanied to his world titles by Price's manager Frank Maloney.

Price said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to be able to work with one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and I'm sure his knowledge will prove to be invaluable."

Lewis famously avenged his only two pro defeats - to Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman - and beat Evander Holyfield in a rematch after their first contest ended in a draw.

He said: "David is a dedicated fighter. He takes his training seriously and is single-minded in wanting to avenge that defeat. As a fighter I understand that and want to help him towards his goal."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 04-29-2013

[QUOTE=Sage84;13305558]Props to Price for trying to avenge his first loss straight away.[/QUOTE] I agree. I kind of feel like he will do better in the rematch, but then again, the shot that put him down was no homerun.

Comment by Sage84 on 04-29-2013

Props to Price for trying to avenge his first loss straight away.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-29-2013

[QUOTE=Blue Mercury;13305077]How Lewis gonna fix that glass ear tho? EDIT: Thompson gonna go in on this Brit again, this time like this. [IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] :rofl::rofl::rofl: Go easy on Pricey, he's probably not had it easy since Thompson made him do the…

Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-29-2013

That's great for Price, but how will Lennox exactly improve him?

Comment by witter87 on 04-29-2013

whats he gonna do buy price a new chin?lewis will end up looking bad if price gets knocked out again.

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