Thompson blasts out Price in 5 rounds!
By Hayesa: A great performance tonight from Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO’s) left British heavyweight David Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) with nothing left in the tank and handing over another win to the American after getting stopped in the 5th round at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
It should have been redemption for Price but it turned into a repeat of 134 days ago when Thompson proved to much for the man from Liverpool. Price opened up the first round using the jab which seemed to be the game plan right from the opening bell.
The second round seemed much of the same until Price landed a huge right hand that put Thompson to the floor late in the round. Thompson then got the fight and started brawling with Price. From that point on, Price brawled with Thompson.
The brawling totally exhausted Price of everything he had to offer. Lennox Lewis was ringside screaming for Price to stand up and prepare himself for round 4. But Price looked on dangerous ground from the moment he left his stool. Thompson went at Price acknowledging that this was the opening he was waiting for.
The 5th round was the telling round, as Thompson hit Price with a combination that saw Price backing off more and more; eventually Price was left with his back turned to Thompson in the corner. The referee had no choice but to stand in and give Price the standing count. The fight was then stopped right there when the referee realized that Price was too hurt to continue fighting.
It all seemed to much for Price as he had no energy to even argue the stoppage, but also to much for promoter Frank Maloney who after the fight seemed speechless. Maloney even commented saying he would remain loyal to Price, but if wants to call it a day he would do the same.
Much talk now revolves around Prices career and if would be wise to continue. I guess we will have to wait and see what he has to say as we received no comments after the fight from Price.
A man that locked himself away in his locker room now thinking about where it all went very wrong for him tonight.