Thompson Set on Destroying Any Hope of Price vs Fury

TONY THOMPSON believes he is just days away from ruining all hopes of David Price and Tyson Fury meeting.

The American double world title challenger (36-3) meets British and Commonwealth champion Price (15-0) in a 12 round international heavyweight contest at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday February 23.

Price v Fury is the biggest domestic clash right now, and purses bids were due to be held on Wednesday, but Tyson pulled out.

Southpaw Thompson said: “Fury didn’t want to know when I said I was up for coming to England and boxing him, and at least David took the job.

“All I keep reading is that David fighting Fury is the hottest ticket in UK boxing. It’ll be a cold ticket once I beat David.

“Of course, I appreciate how big a fight it is over there but it won’t have the same financial value or appeal when David has a defeat next to his name.

“David’s promoter Frank Maloney knows his stuff but he has made a major mistake in bringing me over because I lost my last fight.

“It was against Wladimir Klitschko and there is no shame in that, and I still have ambition.

“Beating David will make sure I stay in the world title picture.”

Thompson arrives in Britain this weekend, and although nobody should doubt his seriousness, the Washington DC man hasn’t been watching too many of Price’s devastating knockouts.

He explained: “I have looked at  some tapes, but you can only look as so many because tapes lie.

“It is hard to judge a guy’s rhythm, speed and athleticism watching tapes.
“You have to look at them though to spot to odd mistake a fighter might tend to make. That  is what I look for more than style.”

On the same bill David’s friend Kevin Satchell (9-0) risks his British flyweight crown against Belfast’s Luke Wilton (13-2-1).

Another British title defence on the bill sees Darren Hamilton (12-2) put his light-welterweight crown on the line against another Liverpool fighter, Steve Williams (13-1).

Adil Anwar (18-1) who hopes to challenge the winner also boxes and Maloney says he will be involved in the fourth 12 rounder on the bill.

Others boxers on the bill include David Burke (26-2), Paul Edwards (9-2), Sean Dodd (4-0), Louis Cuddy (6-0), Neil Perkins (2-0), Steven Lewis (2-0), Andy Colquhoun (5-0) and Peter Gallagher (1-0).

Tickets can be purchased £230 (VIP including meal and inner ringside seat), £95 (Ringside), £70 and £40 at www.echoarena.comwww.frankmaloney.com or 0844 8000 400.
The show will be broadcast live by the home of boxing BoxNation (Sky 437/Virgin 546). Join now at www.boxnation.com. WealthTV will be broadcasting the card live in the United States.

No Laughing Matter on Dec.7

Inverness Heavyweight Gary “The Highlander” Cornish will box experienced Bulgarian Yavor Marchinchev on the Norscot sponsored Chris Gilmour promotion at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness, on Friday 7th December 2012.

The skilled Bulgarian is coming to the Highlands having won his last 3 contests. Garys Manager Tommy Gilmour says:
 “Marinchev boxes under the nickname “The Hyena” but this is no laughing matter. The Bulgarian lost a points decision against David Price, the Current British & Commonwealth Champion so we cannot underestimate him. Gary has shown great progress during 2012 and hopes to finish the year on a high.” 
Gilmour stated “2013 will be a big year for “The Highlander” as we move closer to the dream of Scotland having a Heavyweight Champion”

Cornish, who is making his 3rd appearance at the Drumossie will be joined by local favourite Alastair “Jasper” Chisholm in a night to support Caley Jags Together.

Jasper is hoping to get back to his winning ways after his recent highly controversial loss to Paisleys Craig Kelly. Jasper, whose style excites the fans, said: “I was disappointed in the loss to Craig but it was a great contest, perhaps had I listened more to my corner then I may still have an unbeaten record. The main thing now is focussing on getting back to winning”

The 3rd fight on this Christmas Cracker sees Glenrothes based British Masters Champion Andrejs Podusovs making his1st appearance in Inverness. Andrejs, who recently defeated Newcastles Dougie Curran for the Title was delighted to be added to the show, he said:
“I have attended the shows in Inverness as a spectator and enjoyed the atmosphere, it will be amazing to be introduced in my fight as a Champion and I hope to put on a great performance”.