15th October 2012
|Price stops Harrison in round 1 – pic credit PA|
The Big Fight of the weekend was David Price’s first British and Commonwealth heavyweight title defence against Audley Harrison at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Yes I suppose that there is always a chance with any fighter, but them who expected much more from Audley deserve to be disappointed and confused with the outcome.
“I shocked myself again really with the power in my punches,” said Price.
“I didn’t expect to do that to Audley Harrison so quickly. If anything I thought I’d break him down over a period of time and get to him after a good few rounds.
“I think once I smelt blood I knew I could finish the job and that’s what I’ve done, I took him out.
“I’m just pleased he’s all right. As I said before, I’ve got a lot of respect for Audley despite the bad name he’s got for himself.
“He’ll always have my respect for what he did in the Olympics and I’m just pleased he’s okay.”
“See you, you plumber from Liverpool, it’s personal between you and me and I’m going to do you some serious harm you big, stiff idiot.
“It’s going to need 10 plumbers to do you when I’ve got finished with you. You are getting it – for sure. Call me out, call me any names and you are getting it.” Watch the video here.
McPhilbin from Bulwell had lost the British title in a controversial fight with Enzo Maccarinelli in March, but the Welshman was stripped of the title for failing a drugs test giving McPhilbin this second chance at Lonsdale belt glory with the vacant strap on the line.
The fight wasn’t a vintage affair but Dickinson’s punches were more accurate overall and his better choice of shot swayed the hand of the judges in a fight that was easy to forget with both men cancelling out each other in a frustrating clash of styles. – Dickinson deserved his win, with the judges seeing it 118-110 (twice) and 117-111.
Satchell, 24, started strong and dominated the fight and he looked much bigger at the weight than Edwards and he claimed the first four rounds with his high tempo pressure. In the fifth Edwards a proud and worthy champion finally wilted under the force of Satchell when he was dropped with a left hook to the body at the end of the round.
The accuracy of Satchel’s slashing shots began to open up the cuts over both eyes of Edwards, that had been caused originally by clashes of heads and Edwards was looking his full 36 years against the younger determined and hungry Scouser.
was Skelton’s third successive stoppage victory this year and now aged
45, will see this as his last big chance. Skelton who fought Ruslan Chagaev
for the WBA title in 2008 stamped his authority on the contest from the
start, coming forward in his usual marauding style and was always too
much for his imported foe.
An accidental clash of heads opened up
a nasty gash over Gospic’s left eye in round two and he took a knee
from the effects. later in the round the referee waved the fight off
with Gospic bleeding heavily.
Both Price and Skelton are promoted by Frank Maloney and a meeting between the pair has been talked about since Skelton stopped Tom Dallas in March.
Anwar started the fight well and won the first few rounds but Miles was fired up and pushed Anwar all the way, constantly hunting his man as he came back into the fight. But Anwar responded every time to the pressure he was under and finished the fight well to get a deserved but close decision with the judges. – The scores were 117-111, 117-112 and 119-111.
Wayne Adeniyi outpointed Tony Shields 40-36
Louis Cuddy outpointed Jovan Kaludjerovic 40-37
Tommy Carus outpointed Sid Razak 40-36
Danny Price outpointed Hari Miles 58-57
Sean Dodd outpointed Billy Smith 40-36
Sean Lewis outpointed Ross Payne 40-36
Ryan Farag outpointed Gareth Smith 40-36