David Price faces Tony Thompson today in Liverpool, as the British heavyweight prospect looks to keep his destructive undefeated record intact.
Rising heavyweight star David Price makes his return to the ring today in Liverpool, where the 29-year-old Brit will face 41-year-old veteran American Tony Thompson, a two-time world title contender whose better days are behind him, but is being sold, at least, as a next step as the powerful Price makes his journey toward a world title shot.
The card goes live at 2:30 pm EST on WealthTV in the US, which can be streamed on their site, and 3 pm EST on BoxNation in the UK. Those are the times listed, anyway -- the BoxNation time is correct, I know that much.
Price (15-0, 13 KO) is the heavy favorite, as he's got home field advantage, he's the younger man, and he's been on a streak of major destruction over his recent fights, plowing through opposition that has simply found themselves overmatched when in against the 6'8" prospect.
Thompson (36-3, 24 KO) hasn't fought since his second loss to Wladimir Klitschko last year, a sixth round TKO notable for nothing more than the fact that Thompson simply didn't look eager to actually be there, after a game performance against Wladimir in 2008.
On the undercard
Kevin Satchell (9-0, 2 KO) defend the British and Commonwealth flyweight titles against Luke Wilton (13-2-1, 7 KO) ... Darren Hamilton (12-2, 3 KO) defends the British junior welterweight title against Steve "Not Dr. Death" Williams (13-1, 5 KO) ... Domestic junior welterweight contender Adil Anwar (18-1, 7 KO) takes on Lance Sheehan (5-1, 1 KO).