End of the world for Price after Thompson inflicts second defeat in five months
By Jeff Powell - dailymail.co.uk
David Price was pummeled to a standstill by his American nemesis on Saturday night and his world heavyweight dream may well have died on his feet with him.
Winning again: Tony Thompson celebrates his victory over David Price
Paying the Price: David Price suffered another shock defeat by Tony Thompson in Liverpool
Price was still on his feet when the referee called an end to the beating he was receiving in the fifth round, but his hands were hanging by his sides and his head dropping on his chest.
In the eye of the Tiger: David Price (left) catches Tony Thompson with a right
And it was all going so well: Price knocks down Thompson
It is difficult to see where Price goes from here and, tellingly, Maloney said: 'If Price doesn't want to go on that will probably be it for me, too.'
Ire of the Tiger: Thompson is floored... but he would soon get up to claim victory
Perhaps, having admitted that this was a do-or-die night for him, he had burned up too much nervous energy.
Tiger feat: Price is caught by Thompson in the fifth round
Not going to plan: Price is caught by Thompson on his way to a second defeat to the American
That's it: The referee steps in to stop the fight as Thompson got the better of Price
End of the world: David Price is counted out
He looked in trouble at the end of the fourth, a round at the end of which he was grateful to hear the bell.
Support: Lennox Lewis could not do anything from ringside to help his man win
Despair: Price and promoter Frank Maloney look dejected after the loss
Where now? Price walks from the ring dejected after his defeat to Thompson
A minute and five seconds of a beating remaining in that round and the referee had no option but to intervene. The disappointment was all the more savage because Price turned 30 this very night.
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