By Karl Freitag
2000 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Audley Harrison (28-5, 21 KOs) says he knows he’s going to “do himself justice” when he takes on unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champ David Price (13-0, 11 KOs) in the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday. The bout will be televised in the USA exclusively on Wealth TV.
The 40-year-old Harrison believes he’s being underestimated. “It’s their show, their promotion, there’s no way they’re going to be picking me because they think ‘oh we’re going to give Audley a victory there and let him fight for the British and Commonwealth title and walk away with it.’ You’ve seen me through my career. You’ve seen the good, you’ve seen the bad and you’ve seen the ugly. And the ugly is ugly. If the ugly turns up he’s in for an easy night, if the good turns up he’s in for a very tough night.”
“I believe he’s probably one of the best prospects in the world. I’d put him ahead of Tyson Fury. He hasn’t fought long as a professional. This is going to be his first real test. So realistically what my aims are is to cause an upset. I’m not going in there to lose. I’m going in there to cause an upset.”
The October 13 Price-Harrison event is available live at WealthTV.com. WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with over 100 cable systems across the country. Click here for more information.