29th May 2012

Audley Harrison

Former world heavyweight title challenger American ‘Kingpin’ Kevin Johnson who challenged and lost on points against Vitali Klitschko in 2009, has called out Audley Harrison, sending BritishBoxers.co.uk an email last night for us to pass on to the former Olympic gold medallist, who beat Ali Adams on Saturday, his first fight since losing to David Haye in 2010.
Johnson takes part in next month’s Prizefighter tournament at the York Hall in London on June 20th and is so confident of winning it, wants to stay in the UK a bit longer to take on Harrison.
A message to Audley Harrison
There is no need to wait if you are looking for a big fight, I’ll stay in the U.K. after I win the Prizefighter tournament next month and we can get it on. If you can get past me, you might earn that shot at another title fight.
Kevin Johnson
You obviously won’t get past me but I’m willing to offer you the opportunity to redeem your career. You can wait on the winner of Haye-Chisora or you can fight a real heavyweight in July or August. Look me up. I’m easy to find. – “Kingpin” Kevin Johnson.
Harrison though is on his own road to redemption and stated after the Adams win that he has his sights set on current British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price or unbeaten Tyson Fury, the two new faces of British boxing’s heavyweight future.
The 40-year-old extended his record to 28 victories from 33 contests and said afterwards that he wanted to fight fellow Olympian Price or Fury.
He could well get his chance against Price and it seems likely that Price’s people are happy to go down the Audley road. A fight between either or against Harrison, would defiantly sell people want to watch Price and Fury and Harrison is still an attraction, even if it’s just to see what he will do and say next.
David Price

A fight with Fury would be a very interesting build up, but Harrison, who won gold in in Sydney 12 years ago, looks like he is in line to face 2008 bronze medal winner Price.

“It’s a fight we’re interested in,” promoter Maloney told West London Sport. “We’re looking to get in contact with him.
“There are a number of options we’re looking at and I can say that Audley Harrison is one of them.”
Price stopped Sam Sexton in four rounds earlier this month to extend his run to 13 wins after Fury opted to vacate both titles instead of facing his mandatory challenger.
Kevin Johnson’s letter looks like it wont stop an all British title fight happening and Harrison will get an unlikely shot at the British title. 
Price v Harrison is that a fight we want to see?

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