Price still right

British heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis explains why he has agreed to team up with David Price for his forthcoming rematch with Tony Thompson

Last Updated: 10/05/13 11:12am

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Lennox Lewis is confident that David Price will prove his doubters wrong after his first professional defeat against Tony Thompson.

Price was marching towards a heavyweight world title shot until Thompson dramatically stalled his progress with a second-round knockout defeat in February.

The Liverpudlian will face Thompson again on July 6 and Lewis, who dominated the top division, has agreed to help him prepare for this crucial rematch.

Speaking to the Ringside Toe 2 Toe podcast, the British heavyweight legend opened up on why he had taken the decision to get into training, the influence of his legendary trainer Emanuel Steward and what he would be looking to teach Price.

Indeed, Lewis drew parallels between his career and that of his new pupil and insisted that Price's setback against Thompson could prove a valuable learning curve in the long run.

"While you're going in your career, you have to answer all these questions. Do you have stamina? Can you take a punch? Do you have heart? Have the killer instinct? All these questions will be answered along the way and that's what I did.

"I answered all the questions in my career and David Price will answer these questions in his career. He's potentially going to be a world champion. All I said, he just needs the development and to grow a little bit. He's still young, he's still got a long way to go."

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