Lennox Lewis Believes Price Could Be Next Big Thing
Boxing great Lennox Lewis has said he believes Liverpudlian David Price is the best of the current heavyweights operating around the world today.
Price (15-0, 13KOs) puts his undefeated record on the line this weekend against American Tony Thompson (36-3 , 24KOs) in what should be the Brit’s toughest challenge to date.
But according to Lewis he has all the tools to make it to the top, speaking to the Independent he said: “I don't see any faults in David now, he is potentially the best of the current heavyweight crop. I like his style, his approach to the sport, the calm way he goes in there and gets the job done, just as I did.
“The sort of punch he has can take him right to the top. It's taking a long time to find another undisputed champion but David could be the one.”
Lewis has plenty in common with Price after both won medals at the Olympics and both sharing the same promoter, Frank Maloney.
Price has earned his hype through impressive displays in 2012, most notably destroying Audley Harrison in 82 seconds, while displaying incredible KO power in his right hand.
Tony Thompson will be no walkover though, with his last fight being a challenge against current heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, which ended in a 6th round stoppage defeat.
Meanwhile Klitschko himself thinks it will be a 50/50 fight and is interested to see who will prevail saying: “I heard about the fight and I think it’s a good match because Tony Thompson wants to comeback.
“For Price it’s a good fight because it is a very experienced and awkward fighter. I think both of them use this fight. I think Thompson will use his experience and Price just to get experience.
“I think it is a 50/50 fight so any of these guys can make it actually.”