|Harrison gets his heavyweight title wish|
Like it or not David Haye will make the second defence of his WBA world heavyweight title against fellow Londoner Audley Harrison on the 13th November 2010.
Last week we reported that Harrison had vacated his European belt to go in search of a fight with either Haye 29, or one of the Klitschko brothers for a world title, he if no-one else told who would listen that he was deserving of his shot.
When we posted the article on the British Boxers Facebook page, opinions were split, but with most people claiming that Harrison wasn’t deserving of a world title fight against Haye, some went as far as to say Haye would be taking an easy fight and that Harrison not only doesn’t deserve his shot, but that a fight with him will diminish Haye’s standing.
Adam Booth Haye’s manager also added that Harrison doesn’t deserve a shot at his heavyweight charge and can forget about it, also claiming that Haye’s reputation would be damaged by taking the fight. Well it looks like that is now water under the boxing bridge, and an all British heavyweight fight against Harrison is what Hayemaker promotions wanted all along before moving onto the klitschko brothers.
|Haye with fellow world champ Khan|
According to the Daily Mail Harrison has agreed a £1million pay day and the fight is all but signed, for what is expected to be the biggest all British heavyweight title fight since Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis locked horns and gave us a night to remember at the Cardiff Arms Park back in 1993
It is believed the fight will gross somewhere in the region of £5m with Sky TV likely to screen the fight on it’s pay-per-view channel.
Harrison 38, who won gold at the 2000 Olympics has had a Topsy turvy career as a professional and has failed to live up to his own promotional hype, but by beating Michael Sprott in his last fight by a dramatic 12th round knockout, having had to fight most of the contest with just his left arm, had put himself in the frame for Haye’s next opponent.
A Force Harrison is confident he will fulfill his dream of winning an heavyweight championship and that false Prophet Haye’s ‘glass chin’ will shatter when he finally gets to land his punches on it. “As I said before David Haye is a false Prophet, one punch on that chin and it will shatter like glass. I will find a way to fulfill my destiny and become Heavyweight Champion of the World.”
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