• Heavyweight

Price praise for 'well paid' Thompson

ESPN staff
March 28, 2013
David Price is looking to get his career back on track © PA Photos

David Price has admitted Tony Thompson will be "getting paid well" for offering him the chance of a rematch.

Liverpudlian Price's rise up the heavyweight ladder was halted by a shock second-round knockout at the hands of Thompson last month.

Thompson had been linked with a number of fighters in the weeks following his win, David Haye and Tyson Fury among them, but he has agreed to head back to Merseyside on July 6 - much to Price's delight.

"I'm pleased it's sorted because it's the only fight I want, really," Price, who lost his unbeaten record to Thompson, told Press Association Sport. "I think he expected to be paid a lot more money than he got last time. He's going to be getting paid well - and rightly so, because he beat me in the first fight and he's in the driving seat.

"I'm just grateful he's going to give me the opportunity to put things right that went wrong in the first fight and I'm thankful Frank Maloney worked as hard as he did to make it happen.

"It's all in place and it's now up to me to go out and do what I should have done in the first fight.

"Massive credit to Thompson for taking it too. It's a big opportunity for me to put right what happened in my head. I know it's happened and it's never going to go away, but as far as I'm concerned it's the closest thing to me being able to go back in time and change what happened.''

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