Boxing: Williams and Harrison chase revenge and glory on 'Prizefighter' night
Thursday 27 August 2009
The current British heavyweight champion, three former champions, one Olympic gold medallist and two boxers with perfect records will take part in Barry Hearn's unique Prizefighter tournament at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on 2 October.
Danny Williams could lose his British title if he fails to win all three fights on the night and emerge as champion, but he insists that it is worth the risk to get revenge over his nemesis Audley Harrison, who will fly in from his new home in Las Vegas for the event.
Harrison, who won gold in Sydney nine years ago, is convinced that even at 37 winning Prizefighter will help him move closer to the respect that he has been chasing since his Olympic glory. Harrison also has revenge on his mind and is desperate to fight Michael Sprott, who knocked him out two years ago.
Michael Holden held the British title in 2000 and has not fought since 2003, but he believes that this format, with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final all in the space of three hours, makes a mockery of the favourites. "It's all about the night and guts, forget gold medals and good wins," said Holden.
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