Fury gloats about Price’s loss; rips Lewis for his training job
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) seemed to be in a happy mood last night after watching fellow Brit heavyweight David Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) get taken out in 5 rounds by Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO’s) in Liverpool, UK.
Price came out fast, knocked Thompson down in the 2nd, and then completely fell apart after tiring in the 4th. Needless to say, Fury was disappointed in Price’s performance.
Fury also was disappointed in Lennox Lewis’ job as Price’s trainer. Fury expected Price to look better than he did.
Fury said on his twitter: “I just saw one pathetic performance. No jab gassed. No footwork and hurt to body & head. What @Lenox has he been doing???????? @LennoxLewis I told Lennox that price would not make it but nice try mayb team Fury will let u carry the bucket! Lol..@lennoxlewis I told u so pal! Couldn’t train a rice pudding!”
This is pretty funny, Fury gloating and coming from up high, especially after his dreadful performance against Steve Cunningham last April in which Fury got dropped by a cruiserweight. That’s like the pot calling the kettle black.
I’m sure if Fury was in the ring with Thompson last night, he’d have gotten taken apart as well. Fury might not gas out like Price did, but I could see Fury visiting the canvas more than once. If a cruiserweight like Cunningham was able to put Fury down then just imagine what a heavyweight like Thompson could do.
As far as Fury’s comments about Price looking gassed, showing no jab or footwork, he’s dead on. Lewis should have been able to fix these areas of Price’s game because Lewis was always really big on throwing jabs and moving well around the ring. We didn’t see Price throwing jabs or tying up Thompson.
I don’t know how Lewis would have skipped these areas because they were such an integral part of his game when he was in his prime. These are things that Lewis learned from his legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, and you think they would be on the top of the list for Lewis to teach Price. But we saw none of that last night.
Right now, Fury is gloating but it’ll be Price’s turn to gloat after Fury is knocked out by David Haye in the coming months. If Fury gets knocked out in the 1st round by Haye, believe me there might be a lot of gloating from Price.