David Price says he wants to exercise a rematch clause after yesterday's loss to Tony Thompson, but 'The Tiger' wants to face Tyson Fury instead.
Following yesterday's shock loss to Tony Thompson in a second round TKO, David Price says he has a rematch clause and wants to exercise it, but Thompson says he'd rather face the UK's other big heavyweight prospect, Tyson Fury.
"They can talk all they want about a rematch, I am not coming over here again. They vastly underpaid me for this fight and I took this fight because of the opportunity. ... I took care of David Price like I said I would. Now I want that sissy Tyson Fury next. He's been talking a lot of noise and I want him next. I wouldn't even put him in the same league as David Price."
Thompson (37-3, 25 KO) says if a Price rematch is to happen, it will have to be in the U.S. and he'll have to be paid more. Putting the fight in the States likely makes it harder to pay Thompson more money; it's a far bigger fight in Liverpool than anywhere else. He also says he still believes Price will be a world champion.
Price (15-1, 13 KO) says he's not going to let the loss get to him, and he'll simply come back stronger:
"It's disappointing but to be honest it's not the end of the world. Shit happens - I know that more than anyone. I'll come back stronger and I know everyone says that, but what happened there was more of a freak than anything. ... I've just got to get my arse back to where I was. It might take a bit longer but I've got time."
As for Fury, he was his usual self when addressing Thompson's challenge on Twitter:
"I'm gonna spank this little bitch Tony Thompson all around the ring! Granddaddy is getting in for KOing Price!! Ill get him for you, David Price."
Fury is set to face Steve Cunningham in New York on April 20, in an IBF semifinal eliminator. The winner would be in line to face Kubrat Pulev, but Tomasz Adamek already passed on that, and it would be no real surprise if Fury did the same, should he beat Cunningham.