Sky Sports have officially confirmed that the WBA world heavyweight title showdown between David Haye and Audley Harrison on Saturday, November 13, will be the world’s first ever boxing match televised live in 3D. Fight fans purchasing the clash on Sky Box Office are set to witness a ‘three-dimensional beating’, claims champion Haye. “This is great news for British boxing fans, but terrible news for Audley Harrison,” said Haye, 24-1 (22 KO) in his professional career.
“Audley was going to have a hard enough time keeping up with me as it is, but now he’s got no chance in 3D. He’s going to feel like he’s just walked in mid-way through Inception. He’ll think he’s being surrounded.
“For a man as mentally delicate as Audley, the added pressure of 3D could tip him over the edge. The last thing a paranoid schizophrenic wants is things jumping out at him.”
Belt-holder Haye has been vocal in his belief that Harrison will be swiftly dispatched when the pair meet at Manchester’s M.E.N. Arena, but now, with the addition of a third dimension, is even more excited about a potential knockout.
“This fight is going to be a three-dimensional beating of a one-dimensional challenger,” warned Haye. “In addition to the 3D glasses, fight fans ordering this bout should be given a sick bag and an inhaler. They won’t just be watching a beat-down on screen, they’ll now be able to feel every punch, thanks to the beauty of 3D.
“I can assure everybody that watches the fight in 3D that, at some point during the fight, Audley Harrison will land on your lap in a crumpled heap.
“I have no doubt Audley will be seeing three of me once I land my right hand on his jaw – and that’s got nothing to do with the glasses.”