Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 2/17/13
David Price's Feburary 23rd clash with Tony Thompson has some observers wondering if the big Briton might not be too far from challenging Wladimir Klitschko for the (de facto) World Heavyweight Title. Such speculation might seem premature, since Price is merely 15-0 and Thompson is clearly past his best. However, Thompson is one of the division's giants (in size, if not ability), and the speculation is that if Price can easily solve Thompson's height and reach, he can negate Klitschko the Younger's most important advantage. Thompson Ain't No Klitschko The first problem with suggesting a win, even an easy win over Tony Thompson, is preparatory for a fight with Wladimir Klitschko is that Thompson isn't that good. He is merely a 6'5 1/2" tall journeyman who was protected and shepherded into two paydays against Big Wlad. What being matched against Price instead suggests is that Thompson's management realizes their 41-year-old commodity won't get a third Klitschko fight, and it's time to...
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