In a shocking upset, 2-time title challenger, Tony Thompson, 37-3, 25 KO’s, stopped top contender, David Price, 15-1, 13 KO’s, in the second round. Thompson caught Price with a right hook high on the head, putting him on the canvas. Price got to his feet but he was extremely wobbly, prompting the referee to stop the fight.
Price seemed to be the top of the latest crop of heavyweight contenders, but this is a major setback for him. Thompson has lost to Wladimir Klitschko by KO twice, but he may have earned a shot at Vitali Klitschko or another high profile fighter after this victory. Price will have to return to the drawing board.