Price calls on heavyweight legend Lewis to join him on road to redemption
09:01 GMT, 26 April 2013
09:17 GMT, 26 April 2013
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David Price has teamed up with former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis as he bids to get his career back on track following defeat to Tony Thompson.
Price, 29, was stunned by the veteran American in Liverpool in February, suffering his first professional defeat by way of a second-round knockout.
And he has sought the advice of Lewis who rebuilt his own career following defeats to first Oliver McCall and then Hasim Rahman.
Blow: David Price lost to Tony Thompson in February but has the chance for revenge in July
Price starts out on the road to redemption in Canada next week when he will train under the watchful eye of Lewis ahead of his rematch with Thompson at the Liverpool Echo Arena on July 6.
'This is a fantastic opportunity to be able to work with one of the
greatest heavyweights of all time and I'm sure his knowledge will prove
to be invaluable,' Price said.
Comeback: Lennox Lewis was knocked out by Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman but avenged both losses
Lewis has been retired for almost 10 years, bowing out on a high with victory over Vitali Klitschko.
He avenged both defeats on his record and was also successful against the likes of Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.
'David is a dedicated fighter,; he said. 'He takes his training seriously and is single minded in wanting to avenge that defeat and as a fighter I understand that and want to help him towards his goal.'
Main man: Lewis was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, winning 41 of his 44 contests