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PitBull Petrill

Lightning will strike twice!!!! Kick ass in the name of the U.S. Tony!

Posted March 31, 2013 12:41 am 


BEARS

i think thompson could win this again. thompson was landing in the first wlad bout and engaging. that wlad was about 10 x better then this price. thompsons awkward. people were selling his boxing skills short coming into the first price bout forgetting that the only guy to beat thompson was the great wlad klitschKO. obviously, at this time in the heavyweight division thompson is the best southpaw. he’s gonna land on price again. if price is damaged goods or if price didnt have the chin people thought cause it never got tested much its the gonna be the same results. i dont know where i would put my money at this juncture. i would have to watch the tape some more

Posted March 30, 2013 9:32 am 


BEARS

rod-you talk up price and smack talk the goat vitaly klitschKO. how about go rod. stay away from EASTSIDE threads. you dont know your A55 from a hole in the ground. im tired of reading your senseless smack talk on the great fighters with the best accolades and stats followed by your praise of a fighter with a ko loss. makes no sense

Posted March 30, 2013 9:28 am 


rod

GO PRICE SHOCK THE HATERS.

Posted March 30, 2013 8:42 am 


lefhook

Mguigan was the same, one suprise loss n he was finnished

Posted March 30, 2013 7:45 am 


talbodin

Thompson finishes price off, then wastes the other glass jawed hype job, fury.

Posted March 29, 2013 8:08 pm 


huckster

Jorge met Bowe . . . was never the same

Posted March 29, 2013 5:44 pm 


huckster

Jorge Luis Gonzalez . . .

Posted March 29, 2013 5:42 pm 


Van Amburg

Tony should show up in shape for this one. We will see if Price really has a glass head in this rematch.

Posted March 29, 2013 11:22 am 


Neil(pomy)

Yeah, I wonder what odds you can get on a Price win? Im going for Price to win the return.

Posted March 29, 2013 10:24 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

I think Price wins this fight. The fact that Thompson has immediately agreed the rematcj suggests that he doesn’t see his career really going anywhere from this point, and is happy to get a half decent deal on the second fight. I mean if Thompson did see himself having a third run why on earth fight a guy who you just beat in 2 to put you back in the rankings? Thompson’s making as much spare bank as he can before he retires. Decent paydays against Price or Fury suit him just fine. I don’t see him winning again. He always used to come into fights in great shape, and was surprisingly out of condition last time around. His mad celebration at the end also strongly suggested he was shocked at his own feat. I see Price by 7-10 TKO through accumulation. Fury’s on a much better journey right now.

Posted March 29, 2013 7:52 am 


SVDC

Price his problem is that he wasted valuable time by not fighting regularly and fighting not so good opposition when he was 25-29. Now time is no longer on his side hence I can agree he wants to rematch now. And as a fan, is this not the fight we want to see?

Posted March 29, 2013 6:25 am 


Willy

Great post Tark, true in life as well as boxing.

Posted March 29, 2013 3:06 am 


HHLondon

Price might gets respect for his heart here and so does TT for givin him the shot!

Posted March 29, 2013 2:23 am 


dwc

Tark…Very true.And in Cooneys case he was battling booze and drug addiction aswell…mential issues,booze,drugs,=a keg of dynamite.Much needed help without a doubt.

Posted March 29, 2013 1:56 am 


TARK

Price has to remember that many Heavyweight Champions suffered devastating KO losses early in their careers. Johnson, Dempsey, Louis, Norton, David Haye, and Wladimir Klitschko are a few. Wladimir really wasn’t that young or inexperienced—and he suffered three (3) emotionally devastating KO losses before he got his all-around game on track. He’s won 16 fights in a row over the last 9 years since his last defeat. Gerry Cooney fell apart emotionally after one devastating defeat. He was never the same. The mental determination to get past the jeering, sneering, guffawing crowd of naysayers—and come back stronger than ever, is a quality few have. You have to not care what people say or think. It’s not the risk of losing. It’s the embarrassment of getting your ass kicked and shaking off the negativity from people who would never put their asses on the line. Belief in yourself after you failed miserably is one of the hardest things in the world. There was a long standing saying before Patterson regained the Heavyweight Championship, “They never come back.”

Posted March 29, 2013 1:34 am 


Willy

DWC, it was 13 very good rounds and Cooney had his moments, particularly the 10th round, before the fight the press was asking Cooney if he could go 15 hard rounds. I think that got in Big Jerry head, he was trying to hard to pace himself, instead of fighting his fight, taking it to Larry, going for the KO, just like he did to Norton.

Posted March 28, 2013 11:28 pm 


dwc

Willy…See your point.But what people dont realise Cooney went 13 great rounds with a A.T.G Larry Holmes how many of these clowns today could do that…very very few.After that the booze and coke had Cooney only a shell of his former self…he was done.Price Im glad got the rematch he had to otherwise people would say he was ducking Thompson.Plus at 29 he cant fight stiffs and take forever to rebuild.Thats the problem today guys turning pro so late fighting stiffs their whole careers,then getting title shots at 32-33yrs. old.And then not hearing much from them again after they lose.Thats why I like what that kid Hugie Fury did turn pro at 18,very old school.And if the kid has a set back or two he can take time to rebuild and grow.Ofcourse you have to be carefull not to burn out,but if your handled right that shouldnt happen.Its still the best way to go overall.

Posted March 28, 2013 10:17 pm 


Willy

A year or so ago I compared Price to Jerry Cooney, monster punch, big guy, real aggressive, not the best chin, poor defense, some people said that was a stupid comparision, that Price had real talent. HE may but bad defense, and a very weak chin, are two tough problems to fix.

Posted March 28, 2013 8:22 pm 


Fight Aficionado

I like that Price is getting right back on the horse. It’s a risky move though. If he loses to Thompson twice put a fork in his status as an up and comer. Win and he can write it off though. It shows he wants to advance to a title shot ASAP.

Posted March 28, 2013 7:18 pm 


horst fraze

this could be price’s last fight of any significance. hope he gives thompson an opportunity if it goes the other way this time. thompson is obviously more skilled.

Posted March 28, 2013 7:04 pm 


Alonzo

There are a lot of complements on Thompson’s fistic ability on this article and the one below. Just goes to show that Wlad is an all time great.

Posted March 28, 2013 6:28 pm 


BEARS

Lookin forward to this! Heavyweight boxing is reeeeeeaaaaalllllllly heating up!!!!

Posted March 28, 2013 5:49 pm 


SweetEP

Risky fight – well done Dave for taking it without a “warm up”… tricky one!

Posted March 28, 2013 4:37 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Promoter Frank Maloney collapsed in the wake of the defeat….” – What did he keel over with a heart attack?

Posted March 28, 2013 3:43 pm 


mack

The world needs big punching heavies like David Price, and good for him for trying to redeem himself, but it was troubling to see him taken out with one shot from Thompson. Thompson is a big, strong man, but not a one punch knockout artist. He hit Dominic Gwinn a hundred times a round for ten rounds and never put him over. If the punch resistance is suspect, then Price’s defense needs to be top notch. I don’t know that he is there yet and the top ten contenders may be too much of a reach for now. Six months of tuneups first.

Posted March 28, 2013 2:31 pm 


KOrnerman

I fear he will be KO’d again maybe not this fight but soon, say what you want about the ear shot it was a weak shot and he crumbled like a condemned tenement block at the first swing of the hammer, he left his head out in the open and invited Thomson to crack it,and crack it he did.

Posted March 28, 2013 2:15 pm 


Neil(pomy)

True. Price is no spring-chicken.

Posted March 28, 2013 1:46 pm 


KOrnerman

Tark I agree but in Price’s case father time is not on his side he’s nearly 30, he needs to wipe the slate clean and beat this old man asap if he wants to be a serious force in the pro ranks.

Posted March 28, 2013 1:44 pm 


Neil(pomy)

Who claimed it nose-dived?

Posted March 28, 2013 1:36 pm 


Klitschko Sisters

Blah blah blah…

Posted March 28, 2013 1:11 pm 


boxerswife

No contracts have been signed this is all speculation

Posted March 28, 2013 12:44 pm 


Neil(pomy)

agreed mate

Posted March 28, 2013 12:30 pm 


KOrnerman

*best of luck to the big’un.

Posted March 28, 2013 12:28 pm 


KOrnerman

Yeah Neil to truly redeem himself its about the best thing he could have done, big risk isn’t it, if it happens again he’s done for.

Posted March 28, 2013 12:25 pm 


Neil(pomy)

Well done Price for wanting it and well done Thompson for accepting it. It shows a fighting-heart to get right back in there with the man who destroyed your unbeaten record. Wladimir should of done the same after the Purity and Sanders defeats.

Posted March 28, 2013 12:20 pm 


Neil(pomy)

The risk is there certainly (of a repeat loss for Price) but he needs redemption here. Thompson’s skills are to be respected and if he stopped Price once (with a single punch that didnt look to have anything behind it) then it can happen again. Prices punch-resiliance is obviously a weakness …. but i believe he can learn from the loss and avenge the defeat.

Posted March 28, 2013 12:14 pm 


Slim Whitman

Wow, big propers to the big man for taking the courageous path. Hope he doesn’t regret it. Very happy for Thompson on this!

Posted March 28, 2013 11:50 am 


TARK

Thompson is a very tricky, slippery, and very difficult southpaw to nail… You notice that Eddie Chambers killed their fight instead of merely postponing it… Seriously…TT is no Audley… @David Price, I suggest you study the Wladimir Klitschko-Tony Thompson fights intensively because Wladimir never rushed in at any time. His studious patience, especially in the 1st fight when Tony was more dangerous, paid off in 2 KO’s—the only KO’s TT ever suffered.

You might think, “What are the odds I’ll get clipped behind the ear again?” The odds are better than you think—especially since Thompson is a very tall, very heavy southpaw with KO power in his right hook—and he already KNOWS that his behind the ear shot will turn your legs to jelly. That’s extremely valuable information to have. Let’s face it—that right hook didn’t land with devastating impact.

Every time TT watches that replay his chuckles get louder and louder and his smile gets bigger and wider. If he can duplicate that feat he’ll be on cloud 99—and his victory antics and post-fight gloating will get even more insufferable. Can you imagine? This is not something to relish. This is a tough and dangerous job you just need to get done.

Posted March 28, 2013 11:06 am 


Anonymous

Good man David, that’s how you should do it. No ‘warm-up’ fan-fleecing fights against nobodies, no calling him out in the press while you fight other people, shut your mouth and sign the rematch. Take note Amir Khan

Posted March 28, 2013 10:07 am 


BIG FOOT

Thompson’s really not bad for an old guy though.

Posted March 28, 2013 10:03 am 


JJ1

That is the best move Price could do.

Posted March 28, 2013 10:02 am 


Anonymous

it’s a good test for price to see what’s what.

Posted March 28, 2013 9:49 am 


Jordacus

@Marilyn13

Would this fight really sell as many tickets in America?

Posted March 28, 2013 9:39 am 


SREDMOND

Price should relish the opportunity because if he cannot comeback and take care of old, fat Thompson he needs another line of work…

Posted March 28, 2013 9:27 am 


Marilyn13

Might at least have done Thompson the courtesy of travelling to the US to fight him this time…

Posted March 28, 2013 9:19 am 


rod

Onion perfect comment. He still fights like an amature and comes in too straight. This can change and will. The defeat was the best thing for price. He was looking invincible now he has to improve every aspect of his game. It will make him a better boxer. The final test will be facing and defeating Thompson then moving on to bigger and better things.

Posted March 28, 2013 8:17 am 


Onionbhaji84

Interesting approach from Price. He has the size and power to beat most boxers but the manner of his defeat against Thompson suggests there is a lot of changes Price needs to be made technically. Firstly Price comes foward in straight lines and his footwork needs improving. Price got tagged because he couldn’t move his big fram quickly enough out of danger & didn’t keep hos gloves up. Improving footwork can take time – fighting someone as experienced as Thompson without making changes could lead to the same result. At the same tim it is a winnable fight but I can’t help feeling that he needs to drop a level for a couple of fighs to make the adjustments.

Posted March 28, 2013 7:31 am 


skinnysteve

Prediction
baby huey will not make it to the 3rd round

Posted March 28, 2013 7:23 am 



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