Audley Harrison has admitted that he has “lived a lie” during his career – but insists he will end it on a high this weekend.
Since winning a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Harrison (28-5) has often failed to back up his bragging with powerhouse performances.
Harrison makes his final stand when he challenges British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (13-0) at Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday(Oct 13).
Harrison, 40, said: “This is not talk this time. I talk a good fight I know, but I am coming to walk through him and separate myself from the pack.
“I can understand when people don’t believe me, but I talk like how I see it.
“You can’t live a lie when you’re on that starting line and I have lived a lie in the amateurs and professional game.
“I did just enough to win because I had that talent and chip on my shoulder to pull it out, but that ignorant guy doesn’t exist anymore.
“This is my last chance saloon."
Price, 29, won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and their clash is the first time two British Olympians have fought each other professionally.