Maloney not interested in another rematch for Price against Thompson
By Scott Gilfoid: It appears that David Price’s promoter Frank Maloney has figured out that it’s not such a good idea for him to keep trying to match his fighter Price against the tough as nails American heavyweight Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO’s) after Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) suffered his second straight stopped loss to him tonight at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Maloney was asked if he’d be interested in matching Price against Thompson again so that he can avenge his two losses, and Maloney said no. He’s going to step Price backwards a step and have him fight at the domestic or European level; that’s if Price chooses to continue with his boxing career.
I wouldn’t blame him one bit if he were to retire after this loss because he was pretty badly beaten and exposed at the same time by Thompson.
Maloney said to Sky “I don’t think we want to have a rematch [with Thompson]. Would you? I wasn’t that keen on this rematch. I don’t believe in instant rematches. Thompson was up for this fight. He trained for this fight, and he old-manned us as well. I’ll sit down with David Price. If David wants to go on, I’ll stay with David. If David doesn’t want to on, then maybe I’ll call it a day.”
Wow, it sounds like it wasn’t Maloney’s idea for Price to face Thompson this time. If it Price’s idea to take this fight then Maloney should have convinced him that it wasn’t a good idea to face Thompson again because all you had to do was take one look at how awful and clueless Price looked last February in getting beat by Thompson in 2 rounds to know that it wouldn’t be a good bet that he could avenge the defeat.
The good thing that came out of this defeat for Price is that he now knows where he’s at in terms of levels. He doesn’t have to wonder anymore whether he’s cut out for the world level, because Thompson showed him that he’s not.
Now Price needs to figure out whether he’s got the talent to compete at the European level against the likes of Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Dimitrenko.