Audley: I'll give boxing one more shot

Wed, 12 Oct 15:11:00 2011

Audley Harrison has insisted he is not ready to walk away from boxing and is keen to get back in the ring, despite now being 39-years-old.

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Harrison has not fought since a one-sided defeat at the hands of David Haye, and is currently appearing on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

"My future right now is dancing and then I'm going back to boxing for one more shot," he told national press agency Sportsbeat.

The British heavyweight came into professional boxing after winning Olympic gold at the 2000 Games in Sydney, but has had a largely undistinguished career since then.

He had been dismissed by the majority of boxing critics as a title contender by the time he was given a shot at the WBA heavyweight belt against then-champion Haye.

He was knocked down in that fight after three rounds, having only landed one punch in the contest.

"If I get any more injuries, any more losses then I'm done," Harrison added. "But I can't retire for life yet, it would undo all the good work I've done so far in my career.†

"I will give boxing one more shot and see what I have left in the tank, if I haven't got anything it will be clear in the training camp but I want one more go at it.

"I don't have any regrets. The Olympics will always be my legacy. I will never been an undisputed world champion but I will always have that Olympic gold medal and no British fighter had ever won that title at the Olympics.

"I'm happy with that and from where I've come from, being 19 years of age and from a broken home, to having a degree, winning an Olympic gold for my country and being awarded an MBE.

"Whatever my critics say, I'm a guy who's turned his life around and done good."


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