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Old 08-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Tony Thompson, will he get another big fight?

Tony Thompson is 36-3 (24) overall, 0-2 in HW World title fights, and has beat the likes of Vaughn Bean W10, Dominick Guinn W12, Timur Ibragimov W10, Luan Krasniqi KO5, Chazz Witherspoon KO9, Owen Beck KO4, and Mo Harris KO3 among others. His only losses are to W. Klitschko x2 (LKOby and LKOby) and to eric Kirkland L4 (in just his 5th fight).

He managed to get two chances vs. Wlad despite not doing very well in their first fight. How would Thompson do vs. the likes of David Haye, Alexander Povetkin, Tomasz Adamek, or Marco Huck? How about Fury, Helenius, Solis, Chisora, Arreola, Mitchell, or Stiverne?

He's 40, 41 pretty soon. What's next for Thompson?
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Probably will get another big fight...he's like Tucker; IBF loves him to death.
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Tony Thompson is 36-3 (24) overall, 0-2 in HW World title fights, and has beat the likes of Vaughn Bean W10, Dominick Guinn W12, Timur Ibragimov W10, Luan Krasniqi KO5, Chazz Witherspoon KO9, Owen Beck KO4, and Mo Harris KO3 among others. His only losses are to W. Klitschko x2 (LKOby and LKOby) and to eric Kirkland L4 (in just his 5th fight).

He managed to get two chances vs. Wlad despite not doing very well in their first fight. How would Thompson do vs. the likes of David Haye, Alexander Povetkin, Tomasz Adamek, or Marco Huck? How about Fury, Helenius, Solis, Chisora, Arreola, Mitchell, or Stiverne?

He's 40, 41 pretty soon. What's next for Thompson?
Well, if he does I won't be watching it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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Well, if he does I won't be watching it.
He's not very fun to watch. I'd like to see him in a back and forth fight for once. Is their a fighter out their that would provide that for him?
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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I like watching Thompson, actually. I thought he did do well enough (compared to most who have been trying) in the first fight with Volo and I think his chances vs Stiverne wouldn't be too bad at all. He did very well for himself considering starting boxing in his late twenties, getting a title shot twice and giving Klitschko a decent fight in the first. He's still a top 20 heavy, as far as I'm concerned, but he doesn't have it in him to challenge Vitali Klitschko either or Haye, I don't think. So, that's the top three guys out, in my opinion.

He can't pull the trigger fast enough without getting hammered against these guys. If I were him, I'd try it on the just "name fighter" circuit where he can make money and likely win against other guys who still hover in the top 15-30 guys. Guys like Peter, Grant, Mormeck, Charr (shortly), Walker, maybe a Banks fight could be set up well. He can still have a few fairly good smaller fights. He won't be winning any titles though. Unless it's off of Holyfield or Toney. But, really, even then, that would be a nice thing for his career. Parting gift matches against other guys in their forties.
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