David Price will attempt to get revenge for his stunning second round TKO loss to Tony Thompson, as the two are set for a rematch on July 6, once again to be held at Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Thompson (37-3, 25 KO) shocked Price (15-1, 13 KO) in February, going to Price's hometown and scoring the two-round win. Thompson, 41, initially scoffed at the rematch idea, but Price, 29, had the clause in the contract, so there wasn't much Thompson could really do, and realistically, it's also about as big a fight as Thompson is going to get. That includes going back to Liverpool, which is where the fight is biggest. Thompson has no fan base in the United States, so having home field probably would have cost him money in the end.
Promoter Frank Maloney says that Price and his trainer both insisted on the immediate rematch, rather than trying to rebuild his name elsewhere. It's a risky move, but there was something of a fluke factor to Thompson's win, though it certainly could happen again. Price's punch resistance has long been questioned, and Thompson proved capable of avoiding Price's big shots, which have ended most of the Brit's fights early.
Will "The Tiger" do it again, or can Price get himself moving back up the ladder in the rematch?