Friday, February 22, 2013

Thompson Weighs 262 For British Battle!

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.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Extremely stupid!