THOMPSON-PRICE II SET FOR THIS WEEKEND
Press Release: On Saturday afternoon July 6th, heavyweight contender Tony “The Tiger” Thompson will try to make it two for two when he takes on 2008 Olympic Bronze Medal Winner David Price in a rematch. The fight can be seen live in the United States on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com, beginning at 2:30 pm Eastern / 11:30 am Pacific. Thompson surprised the boxing world on February 23rd with a knockout of the then-undefeated Price.
Thompson looks to be even better this time around. “Training camp has been excellent. It actually has been one of the best camps in the last few years”, said Thompson.
Thompson believes that because of the quick nature of his knockout, that there still could be a feeling out process with Price.
“The last fight was so quick that we didn’t learn anything. It is a new start for everybody and we have put forth a whole new game plan for this fight”.
Thompson also believes that he gained the respect of Price with the big right hand in the first fight. “I don’t think he will let me catch him with the same punch. I don’t know if he will hold back but I do see him being more careful and he has a little more respect for the older guy.”
Before the first fight, Thompson hinted at retirement if had lost to Price and now he finds a new lease on his career but knows he has to get the victory on July 6th. “I have to beat Price. Losing puts me right back in the same spot that it did before the first fight and at my age (41), I am not looking to start over.”
Despite the decisive result of the first encounter, Thompson is preparing for the best David Price. “I am not surprised he took the rematch right away. He is a competitor but I am in great shape and I believe I will win on July 6th.”