British heavyweight David Price has no intention of retiring despite back to back defeats against American Tony Thompson.
Price was stopped by Thompson back in February and again via fifth round tko in Liverpool on Saturday. Price made a good start, decking Thompson in round two but worryingly run out of gas soon after, leaving Thompson to pick him apart and force referee Marcus McDonnell to issue a standing eight count before calling a halt to the contest after 1.55 of the fifth round.
Speaking after the fight Price admits that it will be very difficult to fight his way back but he has no intention of retiring.
“It’s going to have to be a big rebuilding operation now because last time it was viewed as a blip,” said Price.
“I can probably afford to have a couple of low profile fights out of the way and get some rounds in the bank.
“That element of excitement will always be there with me but I need to learn how to control bouts. There is a lot I’ve got to do.
“There are people asking me if I’m going to spew it but that’s just crazy. You lose two fights on the bounce to Tony Thompson – and a good Tony Thompson on Saturday because he ground me down and proved he’s still got it – and people talk about retirement but that’s just mad.
Prica added: “I will rebuild. I’m not in the best situation but I’m not in the worst.”
July 8, 2013