Date: 7th July 2013 at 12:45 pm
Written by: Cameron Sharpe | Comments (0)

 

Tony Thompson handed David Price a second consecutive stoppage defeat, with a five round win at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

Price had been expected to gain revenge for Thompson’s surprise knockout win in February, however the American, 41, exposed Price’s lack of conditioning through five entertaining sessions.

Thompson had appeared on the verge of defeat after being floored in the second round, however the 41-year-old beat the count, and from that point onwards, seemed to have Price’s number.

By the fifth stanza, Price’s stamina appeared to have vanished and Thompson was able to pick off the former Olympic bronze medalist with ease.

The two time world title challenger landed over 20 unanswered shots before Price, sagging against the ropes, was administered with a standing eight count, before being rescued by the referee seconds later.

Price, who had hoped to celebrate his 30th birthday with a career-salvaging victory, slips to 15-2 and will now need to return to domestic action if he is to rescue his reputation.

Thompson (38-3) may now look to secure a world title shot off the back of his away day wins in the UK. The American, however, seemed equally keen on fighting undefeated British heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury.

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