David Price: Thompson rematch is "do-or-die"
David Price attempting to avenge his shock defeat by Tony Thompson & resurrect his world title hopes tonight
David Price has admitted that if he were to lose during tonight's rematch with Tony Thompson, he would not know where to turn.
The 6ft 8" Liverpudlian heavyweight will trade blows with veteran American Tony Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in a bid to get his revenge.
Price suffered a shock second-round knockout to Thompson back in February of this year and readily accepts that it is a must-win affair this time around.
"It’s do-or-die for me," Price told Press Association.
"My life has been on hold for five months. You wouldn’t believe what a defeat will do to you in boxing. You can’t plan.
"You've got big plans for the future and suddenly everything falls apart. But this is a chance to get right back on track."
Price has hooked up with former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in order to ensure he is given the best chance possible of prevailing against Thompson, and whilst the original defeat could prove to be nothing but an unfortunate blemish on the record, he admits it will be almost impossible for him return to the top if he is to lose again.
"It’s the biggest fight of my career tomorrow, without a doubt. Everything is on the line," said the Beijing Olympic bronze medallist, who turns 30 on Saturday.
"If it was to go wrong tomorrow, where would I go? I don’t know. It’s difficult for me to see where I’d go."
Price’s foe, Tony Thompson, isn’t worried about a reverse outcome in this second clash. The American said: "We’ve come over here to repeat the first performance but we want to do it in even better fashion this time.
"I want there to be no doubt that I’m the better fighter."
Now that it comes to down to the most pivotal moment of his career thus far, British boxing fans will get to see what David Price is really made of.
Will he blast Thompson away with riveting retribution? Or will it be and early end for a man once destined for the top?
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