Audley Harrison Shakes Off Rust, Then Batters Ali Adams

By Phil D. Jay

Former Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison (28-5, 21KOs) was in danger of being slaughtered once again for a shot-shy performance before a crushing onslaught ended Ali Adams’ hopes of pulling of an upset at the Brentwood Centre in Essex.

Harrison, 40, made a cagey start to the fight and just couldn’t find his range in the opening two rounds as Adams (13-4-1, 5KOs) looked determined to end the fight early and put the Londoner’s career to bed.

A better third round followed and with a trademark left hand, followed by a right hook in the fourth, Harrison changed the course of the bout as he did against Michael Sprott two years’ ago and finished the contest with a flurry of punches until the referee stepped in.

‘A-Force’ has now put himself back on the domestic scene and with a realistic chance of opposing newly-crowned British champion David Price later this year as the title holder recently stated he wants to win the Lonsdale belt outright.

It was Harrison's first fight since the third round TKO loss to David Haye in November of 2010.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 05-27-2012

I don't know if fighting David Price counts as "The Big Stage" so I'm not sure whether or not he'll freeze and embarrass himself again.

Comment by Tyrone Biggums! on 05-27-2012

Audley vs Price, lets get it on!

Comment by Michael Paine on 05-27-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12172581]what makes him believe he can box now when b4 he never could...a nothing/nobidy w/ a permanent coat of how boxing has slipped in Europe...[/QUOTE] LOL Europe is the HW division.

Comment by Thickear on 05-27-2012

Irresistible A-Force. Onwards and downwards.

Comment by taansend on 05-26-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;12172581]what makes him believe he can box now when b4 he never could...a nothing/nobidy w/ a permanent coat of how boxing has slipped in Europe...[/QUOTE] Finally a voice of reason. Heavyweight boxing in Europe is terrible compared to the…

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