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Tony Thompson Survives Knockdown; Comes Back to Stop David Price in Fifth Round

It was a repeat Saturday night in Liverpool as Tony Thompson knocked out David Price for the second time in five months.
It was a repeat Saturday night in Liverpool as Tony Thompson knocked out David Price for the second time in five months.Scott Heavey/Getty Images
Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistJuly 6, 2013

Tony Thompson did it again!

The 41-year-old American heavyweight rallied from a second round knockdown to once again stop David Price in a rematch of their February contest. 

Thompson (38-3, 26 KO) was dropped hard by a right hand shot in the second round. He was badly hurt, and he was lucky to survive to the bell. Price (15-2, 13 KO) seized on the opportunity and came out aggressive in the third round. Once again he had his opponent hurt, but he wasn't able to finish him off.

The Brit seemed to pay for his aggression, and when the fourth round began he seemingly had little left in the tank. That allowed Thompson to close the distance and unload power shots to the body and head. 

When the bell sounded to start the fifth round it was obvious Price was in real trouble. Thompson began unloading on his exhausted opponent, and the referee was forced to administer a rare standing eight count to save him from further punishment.

When Price showed no signs of wanting to continue, the fight was waved off giving Thompson another knockout victory.

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