• Heavyweight

Thompson wants 'sissy' Fury, not Price rematch

ESPN staff
February 24, 2013

David Price called for a rematch with Tony Thompson following Saturday's shock defeat, but the American categorically ruled out the possibility as he hunts down Tyson Fury.

Price had been expected to continue his rise in the heavyweight division against Thompson, but instead saw his unbeaten record shattered by the 41-year-old in the second round.

There was evidence prior to the knockout blow to suggest the Liverpudlian would win a possible rematch, after he peppered Thompson in the early exchanges. However, Thompson made good on his promise to stun his rival and is not interested in passing the test again.

"They can talk all they want about a rematch, I am not coming over here again," he said.

"They vastly underpaid me for this fight and I took this fight because of the opportunity. I have created my own opportunity now so if they want to fight me again, they have to come over to my side of the pond and pay me what I am worth."

Elaborating on his plans for the future, Thompson called out another undefeated Brit in Tyson Fury, who he does not consider to be on the same level as Price.

"I took care of David Price like I said I would," Thompson said. "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."

Clearly not a fan of Fury, Thompson remained more respectful of Price, insisting the Olympian will win a world title in the future.

"I told David I think he will wind up being a world champion," Thompson revealed. "If you stay in this game long enough, and you're not Rocky Marciano, you are probably going to lose.

"If he takes this loss and builds on it, he will become world champion. It just wasn't his day, it was Tony Thompson's day."

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