Former world champion Lennox Lewis has stated that he has talked through his recent spat with Frank Maloney after his former promoter reportedly portioned some blame his way for David Price’s second defeat to Tony Thompson on Saturday night.
The 47 year-old, who joined Price’s camp for three weeks in the build up to his rematch with the veteran American, was powerless to react in his ringside capacity as the big Liverpudlian was taken out in five rounds after running out of steam early on.
Lewis has now explained that he spoke to Maloney before his departure from Merseyside early this morning and was assured by his one-time handler that no such comments were made about the heavyweight legend in the aftermath of the fight.
“I spoke to Maloney and he told me he never said I was to blame. I take him at his word,” Lewis said on the matter.
It now remains to be seen whether Lewis will be granted his wish of a full eight-week camp with the Olympic bronze medallist, although the next outing for Price will certainly be a lower-key affair than his last at the Echo Arena.
Price, 30, is set for a return to domestic level as the rebuilding job begins – with a back to basics approach required for the heavyweight hope.