Liverpool heavyweight David Price has vowed to return to the ring a better fighter after losing for the first time as a professional to seasoned American Tony Thompson on home soil.
At 29, Price was touted by most as a future world champion until Thompson trounced his aura of invincibility in just over five minutes at the Echo Arena and the 6ft 8ins bruiser now faces a rebuilding job.
Speaking to BoxNation after the fight, Price vowed to comeback from the loss to 41 year-old Thompson and admitted that he never saw the punch coming as it crashed into the side of his head on took away his equilibrium.
Price may now be forced to vacate his British and Commonwealth titles because of the loss and may be best served skipping the domestic scene and heading straight for European level after cleaning up in the UK.
With old rival Audley Harrison coming through the Prizefighter tournament on the same night, talk of a rematch between the two may have substance and could be the only option left for Price if he remains at British level.