Tony Thompson claims that Tyson Fury ducked out of fighting him recently. The American two-time world heavyweight title challenger did manage to find a Briton willing him to face him and boxes David Price (15-0) in a 12 rounder at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February.
Thompson (36-3) has twice challenged Wladimir Klitschko for world titles lasting until the 11th round in July 2008 and six rounds last summer.
David Price will box world class American Tony Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February 2012 in a 12 round international heavyweight contest.
The two-time world title challenger represents the biggest professional test so far for the emerging British star.
British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Price (15-0) has had a magnificent 2012 winning his titles and knocking out all four opponents.
Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has confirmed that he will make his next defence against IBF mandatory challenger Tony Thompson on July 7 at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland.
It will be the second time Wladimir is facing Thomspon having defeated the American by an 11th round knockout back in 2008. Thompson was then the WBO No1 ranked contender and has not been defeated in his five bouts since.
When it comes to heavyweight boxing you don’t get much bigger than Tyson Fury, literally. At 6ft 9in tall and 18st heavy, the Wilmslow native is second only to Russian giant Nikolay Valuev in terms of physical presence.
But its only career stature that Fury is worried about, and his five-round demolition of Brazilian prospect Marcelo Nascimento would have done nothing to quell his ambition or dampen his emerging reputation in the sport’s glamour division.