Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/1/14
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Almost as soon as David Price was waved off and into a TKO5 this weekend, boxing's conventional wisdom became that the British Olympic medalist was never cut out for pro competition, and that his time was done. According to Price's script, Tony Thompson's knockout victory in the first fight was a fluke and the result of his own complacency, so he would naturally triumph in the rematch. That didn't happen, and since Thompson was playing gatekeeper to Price, the fact that Price didn't get past the gate leaves his future severely in doubt. In some ways, Price is reminiscent of Audley Harrison, another British heavyweight who flamed out upon stepping onto the world stage. As an amateur, Harrison had a sterling pedigree crowned by a super heavyweight gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Upon turning pro in 2001, he was touted as the next Lennox Lewis. Unfortunately for Harrison, his professional development only proceeded so far. In Harrison's 2005 gatekeeper fight with Danny Williams, he d...
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