Audley Harrison was retired a long time ago, not by his own agency but that of others raining punches. Harrison was a boxer who was distinctly uncomfortable in the upper echelons of the paid ranks. This makes him a failure on his own terms, for it was he who spoke about destiny and world titles, but not in the wider sense of a man turning his life around through sport and achieving what none could for 32 years in a British boxing vest: claiming Olympic gold.
Victories for the British pair tonight will bring career-defining contests within touching distance
Harrison to fight American Deontay Wilder
It is always a good week for British boxing when two real stars either get back in the ring or announce a return to the ring.
On Saturday 8 December a new record was set for professional boxing in Britain when 58 fights took place on one night. The previous highest record was set on a cold Monday night on February 4 1952 at a time of great upheaval and hardship. I have no idea how many of the fighters on that night 60 years ago had picked up the gloves during their national service but I would imagine the figure is high.
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Funnyman Brian Conley has quit I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here after falling ill.
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Audley Harrison duly exited from what he admitted was his Last Chance Saloon following a barrage of punches from the British heavyweight champion David Price that would have knocked him clean through the swing doors. Once again, the former Olympic champion not only failed to deliver but this time the curtain was brought down on a career of frustrating under-achievement at Liverpool's Echo Arena last night.
Khan must realise the folly of fighting in a way best suited to his opponent
He predicts football competitions, he walks on water, he leaps over entire audiences, and he levitates … other people. But perhaps most impressively, his series has become Thursday's most-watched multichannel show for two weeks running, despite airing on a channel, Watch, that most of the nation has barely heard of – now that's magic!
In the build up to Saturday's fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora at Upton Park, we look at the tale of the tape.
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