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Price to go 'back to the drawing board'

David Price will go back to the drawing board with his mentor Lennox Lewis after suffering another devastating stoppage defeat to Tony Thompson.

The giant Liverpool heavyweight was desperate to beat Thompson after his shocking loss to the American in February.

But the American proved it was no fluke by getting off the canvas to stop Price in the fifth round of their rematch at the Echo Arena last night.

Price linked up with former heavyweight champion Lewis to prepare for the fight and the pair will continue to work together.

"We know what we need to fix so we'll go back to the drawing board and fix it.

"David is still British champion and that's not easy to do. He's a big man in the game.

"You have to work very hard and answer a lot of questions in that ring that the crowd are going to put to you.

"They're going to ask you if you have a good chin, if you have good stamina, if you can box on the inside, on the outside, and if you cut easily."

– Lennox Lewis

David Price to fight Thompson rematch in Liverpool

David Price is desperate to "put things right" against Tony Thompson after confirming his American conqueror has agreed to meet him in a rematch.

Liverpool heavyweight David Price has been granted a rematch by Tony Thompson, the man who dealt him his first professional defeat Credit: Press Association

The Liverpudlian heavyweight saw his unbeaten record demolished by 41-year-old veteran Thompson in a shock second-round stoppage defeat on February 23rd.

He will return to Liverpool's Echo Arena for the Thompson rematch again on July 6th.

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