The Prize fighter champion and former Olympic gold medalist was speaking on the eve of Friday night’s European heavyweight title fight against Michael Sprott.
The 38-year-old Harrison said at yesterdays weigh in that he as never been better metally or physically and also suggested that when he wins the rematch with Sprott it will catapult him into the heavyweight top 10 and a shot at one of the Klitchko brothers but also has his sights set on a title bout with current WBA champion Haye.
Harrison 26-4, 19 KO’s, was in no mood to praise Haye although he did say he gives him 100% respect!
Speaking on Haye’s rise to prominence, Harrison said: “He’s done what he had to do. He’s explosive as David always is, he’s exciting.
“I’m sure the Klitchkos and the Arreolas of this world will see things that they feel they could exploit, like I could see.
“But, for what he’s doing, it’s good for British boxing. You can’t deny it, it’s could for British boxing, it’s good for the heavyweight division.
“Long may it continue, he’s keeping it warm, he’s keeping it warm.”
The A Force has his own work cut out tonight though first, against previous conqueror Michael Sprott, before he looks forward to a showdown with Haye, who he admits he is not on friendly terms, after Haye didn’t put him on an Haymaker promotion in Liverpool last year.
Sprott 32-14, 17 KO’s, knocked out Harrison in three rounds in 2007, in a devastating blow to Harrison’s ambitions, and he has since rebuilt himself, and mentioned managerial and promotional issues for him not focusing, resulting in this defeat as well as Danny Williams and Martin Rogan.
Harrison cannot afford anymore slips ups, if his career is to go anywhere from here, and holding a European title will give his cause some back bone, but Harrison made it clear that he doesn’t intend to lose twice to Sprott.
“If I can’t beat Michael there will be no more levels I can move to if I want to become a world champion.”