Price vows to come back after loss to Thompson
By Scott Gilfoid: British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price doesn’t see his 2nd round knockout loss to Tony Thompson tonight as being a big deal. Price sees it as just a blip on his career radar, and he feels that he’ll be right back where he was before this loss three fights from now.
Price said after the fight “I’ve been doing that to other people since I turned professional. It’s heavyweight boxing, nobody’s invincible. I’ll come back from it. I didn’t take a beating in there tonight; it was one of those shots. It caught my ear and my balance had gone…three fights down the line, this will be ancient history.”
It sounds like Price is rationalizing about his defeat. Coming back from a knockout like this won’t be easy, and the guys that he’s knocked out in the past aren’t doing so well. It’s a big deal getting knocked out. It’s not as if it’s a good thing, especially if he decides that he’s not going to try and avenge his defeat.
That’s the way it appears. I hope I’m wrong because Price almost has to try and fight Thompson again if he wants to make boxing fans to partially forget what happened in tonight.
Price was fighting well until Thompson sidestepped a robotic looking right hand uppercut from Price, and then nailed him with a right hook to the ear that sent him down. Price was too slow to react to Thompson’s move and this left Price wide open for Thompson’s right hand.
The fact that Price was too slow to react to Thompson’s move is something you have to be concerned about because if he’s too slow to react to the 41-year-old Thompson, what do you think’s going to happen when Price fights a younger and faster heavyweight?
I honestly don’t think things will be the same three fights down the line. This defeat was the kind that sets you back 10 or more fights, not just 3. It also shows that Price is likely going to have problems in the future taking shots from better heavyweights. I mean, Price can dish it out just fine, but it looks like has problems taking shots in return.