• Heavyweight

Thompson: Fury has no balls

ESPN staff
March 20, 2013
Tony Thompson is ready to fight Tyson Fury when he comes calling © PA Photos

Tony Thompson has labelled Tyson Fury as someone with "no balls" and a "big man with a big mouth" following comments made after his win over David Price.

Thompson defeated Price at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in February, and Fury insisted he will fight with Thompson in order to restore British pride, saying: "I don't want America to think all Brits are like David Price. I can't let Thompson get away with that - I will have to take him out for Price … I will take Thompson and show Price how to deal with a granddad. I guarantee it won't last longer than three rounds. I will blitz him."

Thompson has hit back over these remarks and launched a scathing attack on Fury - who fights Steve Cunningham on April 20 - and believes he does not "have the balls" when it comes to fighting opponents.

"With the big man comes a big mouth and if Steve Cunningham doesn't school him I am happy to be responsible for tipping the British heavyweight scene on its head," the 41-year-old American said.

"He flaps his mouth of being disrespectful to everyone yet he didn't have the balls to face his fellow countryman in the undefeated David Price who I managed to stop in two rounds.

"And if I get in the ring with him I will serve him the same punishment. He carries on like he is already champion of the world when let's face it, who has he faced? He couldn't put [Dereck] Chisora away nor the King Pin [Johnson].

"I hope your promoter has as bigger wallet as you have mouth. Put your money on the table and let your money talk instead of your mouth. You use my name to promote yourself saying you will KO me but I haven't heard from your promoter? Talk is cheap which somehow kind of fits with your type. I have a sneaking suspicion Cunningham is going to box your ears off and expose you for the fraud you are, but if you do make it through 'give me a call'."

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