There has been a very bitter taste left in the mouth of British boxing this week, in the aftermath of Audley Harrison’s ‘Non’ entity championship challenge of David Haye’s heavyweight title.
The drama of the whole event from beginning to end had boxing fans getting caught up in the big fight razzmatazz, but none of us could have written a worse ending to the out-come, and whatever personal opinions people have of the fight, it doesn’t compensate for Harrison’s complete lack of effort, ‘Fix or not’ surely A’ Force would have chosen a better role in the script than something like this –
‘Ok mate, There is a few bob in this job for you, you act like a man possessed almost delusional in the build-up to the fight. You will get lots of publicity and it’s your job to con the dubious public and even the fight critics, into believing that you really will win the fight and it will be well will worth watching as you fulfill your destiny of becoming heavyweight champion, after a career of diversity. Unfortunately though destiny will be dealing its hand of fate and it isn’t good news! You will go a couple of rounds in there at least, but on the night of the show, whatever you do, don’t hit back just in case you land a lucky punch. And finally when you hear the call ‘Now’ and you get hit, drop on your back like a sack of spuds, get up and then show absolutely no resistance, until the referee jumps in”
It’s just not the part you would want to play! – Is it?