We're only in mid-November but the pantomime season gets under way in Manchester tonight when former sparring partners David Haye and Audley Harrison star in "Best of Enemies".
The storyline involves two friends going their separate ways – Harrison gains Olympic glory but misguidedly sets out on a professional career, knocking over a series of stiffs, then losing to one occasionally, shredding his credibility.
Meanwhile, Haye pounded his way through the unglamorous cruiserweight ranks, before moving up to a heavyweight division populated by ludicrously large eastern European bonecrushers down from the top of a beanstalk. As implausible as a glass slipper, the two men now meet in a world heavyweight bout, for which neither of them is perfectly suited.
Haye's record in grabbing multiple world cruiserweight titles outstrips anything Harrison has achieved. Haye to win in round three – £10 at 9-1, William Hill – but it's one to watch on radio.
Big hitters will be out at Twickenham as England take on Australia after a spirited performance against the All Blacks. We played the handicap to win last week, but the straight 6-4 for an England triumph appeals today – £10 at Totesport. £10 win also goes on Radium in tomorrow's Independent-sponsored novice chase at Cheltenham, many of whose past winners did go to the ball.Reuse content