Promoter Frank Maloney has been around a long time and has seen it all. This past February 23rd, he watched with the rest of the boxing world, the upset of his prized fighter David Price (15-1, 13 KO’s) getting stopped in the second round with former two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson’(37-3, 25 KO’s) in Liverpool, England.
This Saturday in the very same ring, Price will get his chance at redemption when he squares off with Thompson in a rematch.
Maloney who has been in boxing for over thirty years enlisted the services of his most accomplished pupil in Hall of Famer and former Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to help guide and mentor Price as he prepared for the very important contest.
“I am looking forward to this fight”, said Maloney when arrived in Liverpool during a promotional appearance for Saturday’s big show.
“Lennox Lewis working with David is a blessing. If he can take in just 25 % of what Lennox has instilled in him over the last four or five weeks, David will be a new fighter”
Maloney has seen his share of resurrection projects over the years knows that the events of February 23rd should not have deflated hope in Price’s aspirations to become Heavyweight champion.
“I believe that one loss doesn’t make a bad fighter. You can’t make or break a career off of one loss.”
Maloney looks at Lewis, who suffered a stunning knockout loss to Oliver McCall only to come back and become one of the greatest Heavyweights of all-time
“That fight was just a derailment,” insisted Maloney.
Saturday’s show will also include two British title bouts pitting Darren Hamilton and Adil Anwar for the Jr. Middleweight title and a battle of undefeated Flyweights when exciting Kevin Satchell takes on Ian Butcher.
July 3, 2013