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Lennox Lewis to train with David Price for Tony Thompson rematch

Price calls on heavyweight legend Lewis to join him on road to redemption

By
Martin Domin

PUBLISHED:

09:01 GMT, 26 April 2013

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UPDATED:

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

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

Comeback: Lennox Lewis was knocked out by Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman but avenged both losses

Lennox Lewis (R) is counted out after being knocked out by little-known challenger Hasim Rahman

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.'

Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis

Main man: Lewis was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, winning 41 of his 44 contests

London 2012 Olympics: British Islamists call off protest

British Islamic group call off protest aimed at 'evil of the Games'

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UPDATED:

01:55 GMT, 28 July 2012

A group of British Islamists called off a protest planned for outside the London Olympic Park on Friday and organisers said police had told them not to go ahead.

The group, led by some of Britain's most prominent Islamist figures, had intended to gather outside the gates to the park ahead of the opening ceremony to denounce what they called the evil of the Games.

Police said that as it was a standing protest, not a march, the group was not required to obtain permission, but organiser Mizanur Rahman said police had made it clear to him that the protest should not go ahead.

Called off: A group of British Islamists decided not to go ahead with their protest

Called off: A group of British Islamists decided not to go ahead with their protest

'We would have been immediately arrested otherwise,' said Rahman, who served a four-year jail term for encouraging followers to kill British and American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq during a demonstration in London in 2006.

'There's no way for Muslims to voice any of their concerns,' said Rahman, whose Website, evilolympics.com, has the tagline “While the world plays, Muslims are being killed around the globe'.

He vowed there would be more efforts to protest during the course of the Games.

East London, where the Olympic Park is located, is home to a large Muslim community housed in some of the capital's poorest neighbourhoods. It is also home to a number of British Muslims convicted of involvement in plots since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

Rahman said the decision of judo chiefs not to allow a Saudi athlete to compete wearing an Islamic headscarf showed why Muslims should boycott the Olympics, which this year coincides with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

'I would hope that this would be a sign they should not be in the Games,' said Rahman.

Dereck Chisora hit by own coach Don Charles before David Haye fight

Now Chisora is attacked by his OWN coach as grudge fight with Haye is plunged into fresh crisis

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UPDATED:

10:40 GMT, 28 June 2012

Dereck Chisora’s preparations for his heavyweight grudge fight with David Haye are in disarray after he was attacked by his own coach.

The 28-year-old Londoner will settle his differences with Haye at Upton Park on July 14, four months after the pair came to blows at a press conference in Munich.

But Chisora may have to complete his training without long-term mentor Don Charles who revealed he lashed out after his fighter asked him to remove his headgear.

Bust up: Dereck Chisora was attacked by his coach Don Charles

Bust up: Dereck Chisora was attacked by his coach Don Charles

The fight, which will be watched by a bumper crowd at the home of West Ham, has been beset by problems since it was announced.

Neither Chisora nor Haye are licensed by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) which led to the Luxembourg Boxing Federation stepping in.

The BBBC responded by threatening to expel anyone involved in the controversial fight which led to several fighters opting not to appear on the undercard.

The main support bout, Alexander Povetkin’s WBA world heavyweight title defence against Hasim Rahman, will instead take place in Germany due to TV scheduling issues.

Charles was also involved in the infamous brawl in February after Chisora lost his world title fight to Vitali Klitschko.

At one stage Haye swung a camera
tripod violently at the coach after trading blows
with him.

‘I won’t go into
the details as to why he wanted his head gear off,’ Charles told
BoxNation. ‘There’s a way to tell someone something and it’s called
respect.

Head to head: Chisora (right) and David Haye will fight next month

Head to head: Chisora (right) and David Haye will fight next month

‘I’m not a nutter. He asked me to take his head gear off and I physically attacked him.

‘It’s the worst thing that’s happened since I’ve been with him and I’ve been with him for 10 years; I’m like a father to him.

‘There is no father around, he’s the man in his house so he finds it very hard to take instructions from another man. There is definitely a problem there.

‘I regret attacking him because you should never put your hands on someone but I’m a human being with emotions so don’t disrespect me.

‘I will not tolerate it. My mother and father don’t talk to me like that and certainly not someone I’ve helped for 10 years to become the boxer he is.’

With just over two weeks until the talking stops, Charles remains in the dark as to whether he will work with Chisora again.

‘I don’t know if we will rekindle it,’ he added. ‘He employs me to train him as does his manager [Frank Warren] so it’s up to them if I’m fired or not.’