The professional boxing career of Audley Harrison came to a crashing end at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night when he was knocked out in the opening round by American puncher Deontay Wilder.
The former Olympic super heavyweight champion had already been knocked out by fellow Brits David Haye and David Price but refuse to call it a day. But tonight he was dumped in a neutral corner after a big right hand detonated on his chin after just 1.10 of the first round.
Speaking after the fight Harrison said: "I think this time it is probably the end.
"There are only so many times I go knocking on doors. I’ve smashed those doors down in the past and shown tremendous fortitude.
"But this comeback took everything I had and I’ve been knocked out in the first round again.
Harrison added: "I will go away and think about it and talk to my family, but I don’t know if I can put myself through it, or put my family through it.
"I have to accept that age the age of 41 I’m not going to get many more chances, but if it is the end I can be proud of what I’ve done, winning the Olympic title and the European title.
April 27, 2013