News May 2019

Audley Harrison: Yes I Can


Audley Harrison

CALIFORNIA:- Heavyweight challenger Audley Harrison may have been out of his depth at world level when challenging for the WBA strap held by fellow Brit David Haye, but he still believes he has something to offer the weight class and intends to return to action in the coming months.

Rumoured to have two American fight card dates pencilled in, the GB Olympic gold medal winner says that "I am 39 and couldn't live with myself unless I gave it one more go to finish my career on a high."

With a record of 27-5 (20ko) the Londoner based out of California, was publicly torn to shreds and the victim of a glut of jokes, following his brutal KO loss to his old former amateur friend David Haye.

Many even called the effort by Harrison 'a fix' and subsequently an investigation was led by the British Boxing Board of Control, such was his poor effort in a fight of such magnitude.

The BBBoC eventually cleared him of any allegations, but the embarrassment shall always remain.

"There has been a rumour that the match was a fix and I had to instruct my lawyer to correct this as it is nonsense. After Haye landed a succession of punches I went down.I would have stayed down if I had wanted the easy way out. Instead I got back on my feet."

Harrison has confirmed that he shall remain with trainer Shaeed Suluki and looks to make the comeback "for his fans."


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