The British Boxing Board of Control have announced that they wish to interview David Haye and Audley Harrison about last month’s fight between the pair.
Haye knocked out Harrison in the third round in defense of his WBA heavyweight title in Manchester.
Harrison has everyone knows, didn’t put up much of a challenge and has been criticised in the aftermath, without barely throwing a punch in the fight, and then video footage being sent around the net of Haye apparently saying ‘Now’ just before Harrison hit the deck all raise questions of our sport.
Harrison apparently earned over £1m for the fight, although the board have considered with holding some of his purse before an inquest into the fight takes place.
Haye also broke board rules by suggesting he bet on himself winning in the third round, despite retracting the claims afterwards. Whatever happens the fight and the bitter aftermath have upset British Boxing and there is no doubt the board should look into the over hyped charade “The Best of Enemies” fight was.
“The board have the power to withhold money if they feel somebody hasn’t performed to their best. It is very rare, but they have the power to do that,” BBBofC. said Robert Smith, BBBofC general secretary.
- “British Boxing Investigating Haye-Harrison, Could Take Audley’s £1 Million Purse” and related posts (badlefthook.com)
- Audley Harrison declares he is fighting on despite David Haye humiliation (mirror.co.uk)
- BBBC set for Harrison probe (mirror.co.uk)