After watching a money-spinning domestic fight with David Price go out the window last night, heavyweight rival Tyson Fury was in a reflective mood when speaking to WBN today.
The 24 year-old, who was offered a £1million showdown with Price by promoter Frank Maloney, put aside all the bravado that usually goes with the potential clash and has vowed to go after Thompson once he makes his heavyweight debut in April.
Fury faces former world cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden in his maiden Stateside bout and exclusively told WBN that he will then look to overturn Thompson’s two round victory over Price and gain revenge for his number one nemesis.
“I’m sorry that Price got beat as it has messed up a super fight,” Fury explained to World Boxing News.
“My condolences to Team Price. Keep your chin up big man and keep going. All good champs lose sometimes.
“I will get Thompson for the North-west. He is next for me after Cunningham. I’ll get revenge!”
Price, 29 is now set to step back into domestic level, with the likes of Dereck Chisora, Richard Towers, Gary Cornish, Dilian Whyte and former opponent Audley Harrison as possibilities for a spring return.
The defeat has set the Liverpudlian back a whole twelve months at least in his quest for a world title and if Fury can stay undefeated, he may one day be in a position to offer Price a shot at his title and get the much-touted British fight made, albeit with a delay.