David Price ready for Tony Thompson

Updated: December 20, 2012, 2:51 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Blue-chip heavyweight prospect David Price, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist for Great Britain, is poised to take the biggest step up in competition of his pro career by facing two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson.

Frank Maloney, Price's promoter, announced that the scheduled 12-round bout will take place Feb. 23 (WealthTV) at the 8,000-seat Echo Arena in Price's hometown of Liverpool.

"This is the right fight at the right time for David and one where a win will propel ...

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