Former world heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis said he is not to blame for David Price fifth round rematch defeat against Tony Thompson on Saturday.
Lewis was drafted in to help Price prepare for his rematch with Thompson and was shocked to see the Liverpool boxer lose to the American for a second successive time.
But Lewis was even more stunned to hear that Price’s manager Frank Maloney appears to have blamed him for the defeat.
Speaking via his Twitter page Lewis tweeted: “Maloney’s blaming ME for this loss? Incredible!
"I asked for eight weeks’ training — he gave me three.”
Maloney was quick to tweet back: “I am not blaming anyone, but drastic changes in a fighter after a loss are not the best thing to do. They have to be implemented slowly.
“If David wants me in his team and to help rebuild his career, I will always be there for him.”
Price has already said that he will continue boxing despite a second successive defeat.
July 8, 2013