Boxing: David Price looking to repay faith

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Heavyweight David Price insists he will be looking to repay faith shown in him by Lennox Lewis when he steps out against Tony Thompson to avenge his career loss.

Price has been dead set on trying to make up for his poor showing against Thompson at the Liverpool Echo Arena in February when the bout was stopped in the second round.

The Brit has been eager to try and come back stronger and prove his loss was only a one-off, working closely with the Lewis to fine-tune his style.

The 47-year-old may have put his own days of stepping in the ring behind him but he has placed his reputation on the line to try and help Price become a contender in the heavyweight division.

The 29-year-old admits he was shocked when he heard the former WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO title-holder wanted to work with him, but he has taken full advantage to ensure he is in top shape.

Price said: “He hasn’t changed too much about me, he’s just shown me subtle things which are going to help me.

“One of the most positives aspects is that he is putting his name to me. Lennox isn’t a boxing trainer and if he is going to move into training then by putting his name to me, he’s taking a chance.

“But that’s a compliment to me and shows he believes in me.”

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