British Heavyweight hope David Price insists he will learn from his mistakes after losing his unbeaten record to Tony Thomson on in Liverpool on Saturday night.
Price appeared to be going through the motions for the first round and a half until he walked into a big right hand that sent on the seat of his pants. Price managed to get to his feet but his legs were so shaky the referee was forced to wave of the fight to save Price from further punishment.
Price, whose record fell to 15-1, has promised to bounce back.
"Six months down the line and with a couple of wins, this will be forgotten about," Price told the Liverpool Echo. "It is all about how I bounce back now and I never had it in my head that I would retire undefeated, just because of the nature of the sport."
Reflecting on the fight and his first defeat Price added: "Maybe this is a good thing because things were getting hyped up a little bit and I was trying to please the crowd by going after him in the second round. I threw an uppercut when I should not be throwing an uppercut.
"I have developed a reputation as an exciting fighter and it has got me to where I am. I’m not going to change that but perhaps I do need to be more selective in shots. Because when you’re in with an old cat like Tony Thompson you can be made to pay.
"But I haven’t taken a beating. Ten seconds after the fight being stopped I was alright. I was just caught at the right place at the right time.
"These things can happen and it’s the chance you take being a boxer. You have to take the rough with the smooth and it is all about how you react to adversity. This will ask questions of my resilience now.
"This is not the end of me."
February 25, 2013