Tony Thompson weighed in at 262 pounds for his 12-round contest against David Price Saturday afternoon (East Coast time) at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. It's the heaviest amount of weight Thompson has carried in his pro career. Thompson has only reached 260 pounds one other time -- in 2004. Price tipped the scales at 247.
Thompson has also caused a fuss in the British media and among British boxing officials for his comments about legalizing doping in sports. “I think they should allow doping, period,” said Thompson, “because for
me it’s like the gun law. Only the good guys are listening. It leaves
the good guys without the guns.” British Boxing Board of Control
secretary Robert Smith quickly condemned Thompson’s comments as
“mindblowing” and “irresponsible,” telling the Daily Telegraph “I felt
sickened, to be honest, when I heard the comments.” He added that people
would now expect Thompson to tested for drugs before and after his
fight with Price.
The bout is being shown live on WealthTV and on Wealthtv.com at 2:30 PM ET.