Martin Rogan wants to put an end to Audley Harrison’s career this Saturday if the pair clash in the sold-out Prizefighter International Heavyweights III at York Hall, Bethnal Green in London.
The Irishman won the first edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament five years ago and that win led to bouts against Harrison and a Commonwealth title challenge to Matt Skelton.
Having defeated Harrison in ten rounds Rogan now wants to do the same in three, putting an end to the 2000 Olympic gold medallist’s career in the process.
“Audley has been fooling himself and the British public for too long,” said Rogan. “It’s time to end him once and for all and I would love to be the man to do it. I am desperate to face him again on Saturday and I’ll beat him again and throw ‘A-Farce’ out of boxing for good.”
Rogan is hoping for a repeat of his previous Prizefighter success but expects a tougher challenge this time around with a line-up featuring Harrison, Poland’s former WBF World title holder Albert Sosnowski, German Timo Hoffmann, New Yorker Derric Rossy, American KO king Travis Walker, Dane Claus Bertino and London’s Ian Lewison.
“First of all it is a great opportunity to be here and fight in Prizefighter,” said Rogan. “Barry Hearn gave me the first opportunity and I relished it and took it with both hands.
“I think it can excel me once again up to the top. It is a great opportunity for every fighter here, it is great for boxing and it is great for the public to be able to see it.
“It is a bigger competition this time because it is International. There are guys who are way up in the rankings, some massive records there. I hope it is bigger and better for the fans more than anything and obviously bigger and better for me to go out and win it again and make history.