Saturday, 06 July 2013 22:34

Price vs Thompson 2: 41 Year Old 'Tiger' KOs Brit Again

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Tony Thompson was rocked early on but weathered the storm to knockout David Price in Round 5 tonight at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
In the bout billed "Redemption," Price almost got revenge when he floored the American in the second with a pulverizing right hand.

In the third, a shaky Thompson cautiously engaged with Price in a toe-to-toe slugfest.

And then came Round 4...

Having fully survived the Brit's heavy onslaught and shed the cobwebs, a rejuvenated Thompson pressured his foe, landing hard shots to the body.

By now, David Price appeared to be fading.


Was he hurt - or arm weary from Rounds 2 and 3?

Thompson came out in the fourth looking to keep the pressure on while Price continued to fade. The 41 year old southpaw chiseled away at Price, breaking his foe down by unleashing heavy artillery.

At the start of Round 5, Thompson was 'licking his chops' as he smelled blood. With Price looking totally shot, Thompson uncorked power shots with both hands, pummeling his foe.

With Price taking a beating in the corner, he eventually ended up draped over the corner turnbuckle, forcing an eight count.

The 30 year old Price, looking exhausted, appeared to nearly collapse early in the count. And although the Brit easily beat the count, he was in no condition to continue as he also staggered a bit into the ropes when the count was being administered.

There was no complaint from Price after the referee refused to allow him to continue.

Price refused to give an interview afterwards.

Thompson, who has more KOs than Price has fights, should have been the favorite for both bouts and an immediate rematch was a courageous but risky endeavor for the Brit.

Price stated before the bout, "This time I'll be more patient, take my time, and wait for the right opening to present itself. That upset could be the best lesson I'll ever get."

Upset?

Tony proved tonight their first bout was not an upset after all. 

Thompson, a 2.75-to-1 betting underdog, raised his record to 38-3 (26 KOs) while David Price drops to 15-2 (13 KOs).

Price vs Thompson 2 Video Highlights

 

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