BATB has learned that the recent loss suffered by Alexandria, VA junior welterweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson has been overturned by the Virginia State Commission. On December 1 in Winchester, VA, Wilson was stopped in the second round by Jose Angel Roman. However, the commission has overturned the result based on medical issues in the Roman camp and the bout has been declared no contest. Wilson remains undefeated at 14-0, four KO's.
DC heavyweight Tony "The Tiger" Thompson will return to action on Saturday, February 23 as he faces undefeated David Price of Liverpool, England at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Thompson (36-3, 24 KO's) will be looking to bounce back from his sixth-round TKO world championship loss to Wladimir Klitschko on July 7 in Berne, Switzerland.
Price (15-0, 13 KO's) is regarded as one of the emerging contenders in the heavyweight division as he holds both the British and Commonwealth titles and having knocked out more established British heavies Matt Skelton and Audley Harrison along the way.
Both men are ranked -- Price is ninth by the WBC, Thompson is 10th by the IBF. The bout will be shown on WealthTV.
IBF Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson may finally return to action. Peterson's proposed title defense against former world champ Kendall "Rated R' Holt went to a purse bid today. Only one promotional group -- Gary Shaw Promotions -- placed a bid. The bout cost $50,000 and must take place within 90 days.