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“It is about winning. I don’t care how I get it because I can move one.”
British and Commonwealth champion Price has won his first 15 fights with little fuss until running into Thompson’s right hand.
He added: “Because of the way I was going people expected me to batter Tony, but he only fought Wladimir Klitschko six months previously.
“The last thing a heavyweight losses is his punch and I got caught with a heavy shot. It didn’t look a heavy shot, but it was.
“He could try 2000 times again and it wouldn’t happen again but it is done.”
Two British championship contests take place on the same bill as the 12 rounder between Price (15-1) and Thomson (37-3).
Bristol’s Darren Hamilton (13-2) risks his light-welterweight crown against Adil Anwar (19-1).
A battle of the unbeatens, sees local man Kevin Satchell (10-0) defends his British flyweight championship against Motherwell’s Iain Butcher (8-0)
Other contests: Jazza Dickens (15-0) v Reynaldo Cajina (12-16-3), Travis Dickinson (14-1) v S/O, Neil Perkins (3-0) v Steve Spence (4-28-4), Lee Boyce (debut) v James Todd (2-2-1), Marcin Marczak (6-0) v Kevin McCauley (11-55-3), Andy Colquhoun (7-0) v Dougie Curran (9-18-3), Joe Tonks (5-2) v Johnny Greaves (3-95), Sean Dodd (6-0) v S/O, Louis Cuddy (8-0) v S/O.
Tickets for ‘Redemption’ are available priced £180 (VIP including private bar), £100, £80, £50, £35 can be obtained from www.echoarena.com www.frankmaloney.com and telephone bookings can be made by calling 08448000400.