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18 DECEMBER 2014

 

Audley Opponent To Be Named Within 24 Hours


An opponent for Audley Harrison’s latest clash will be announced in the next 24 hours.

Harrison will fight for the vacant European Heavyweight Championship on April 9 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Former Olympic Games gold medalist Harrison, who saved his career by winning Prizefighter Heavyweights 3 in October, had been scheduled to meet Poland’s Albert Sosnowski for the title.

However, Sosnowski will now face WBC Champion Vitali Klitschko in May and is set to vacate the European belt.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn revealed two men in the frame are old adversaries Danny Williams, the current British Champion, or ex British and Commonwealth title holder Michael Sprott.

“You only have to look at Albert Sosnowski to see that being European Champion puts you straight in line for a world title shot,” said Hearn.

“We’ve had a lot of interest for potential opponents from the likes of Danny Williams, Michael Sprott and a host of international names.

“We will be announcing an opponent for Audley in the next 24 hours.”

Harrison, 38, who has won 26 of 30 professional contests, was excited at the opportunity, no matter who the opponent is.

“Whoever it will be, this is my date with destiny,” said Harrison.

“I have told Matchroom I’m not bothered who the opponent is - bring on anyone. Whoever is put in front of me on April 9th will be a door that I have to walk through to get my world title shot.”





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