I seem to remember Floyd Patterson had a couple of miserable fights vs Sonny Liston… It’s not the same thing only because Harrison is at the end of the line.Posted October 17, 2012 9:12 am
AH is in the same boat as Tua, Rahman, Barrett, whos want to see washed up has beens at the low end of the HW scale get beat up. Under performed vs Haye, underperformed vs Price, no wonder fury was exploding, the fight was a joke.Posted October 16, 2012 7:36 pm
haye, then price, total punches AH threw=2, over 3 rounds, out of those 2 punches, 0 connected. Cant believe people are defending AH. wake upPosted October 16, 2012 7:10 pm
OneChampPerDivision….. You’d have to get past Ali Adams first. Are you sure you can go six rounds?Posted October 16, 2012 2:54 pm
I cheered audley in winning gold for us and i cheer audley again,how many of these critics win 26 bouts,be a champ,in my eyes,be a nice guy and take defeat like a man,audley,u done no one any harm,take no notice of the critics,i met horice notice the other day,for the first time,a real nice man,shook his hand,would do the same with audley any day,would be an honour.Posted October 16, 2012 2:45 pm
I could beat FraudleyPosted October 16, 2012 1:04 pm
Now it is HAYE/PRICE. Audley had a shot and
WHY DO YOU KEEP TELLING ME I AM POSTING TO FAST AND SLOW DOWN ….ARE YOU, ESB ,TOTALLY STUPID, I HAVE NOT POSTED FOR DAYS,CAN YOU NOT SEE THISPosted October 16, 2012 12:09 pm
Too many haters. Harrison did his best, he faced some good fighters in his time and won alot more than he lost. Price is a freaking beast. He and Pulev are the best two contenders I have seen in 10 or so years. Harrison simply did his best but Price is too good.Posted October 16, 2012 10:38 am
Best of luck to him. Everybody isn’t cut out for the pros.Posted October 16, 2012 8:42 am
Most fans are harping on the ‘I knew he wasn’t any good’ wagon.. If you actually watched his fights from that perspective, the underdog, he was pretty good to watch in the williams fight for instance.
BOXING IS A SPORT AND A PROFESSION,AND EVERYBODY WHO HAS BALLS,TALENTS,POWER&SKILL CAN GIVE IT A TRY,and is about either you win / lose, and he lose is SOMETIMES AND WINS SOMETIMES SO WHY THIS HATE???
Harrison is one funny guy and we will surely miss him. The only guy who talks like he has won a fight when in fact he lost….Posted October 15, 2012 11:34 pm
Claasy comments from a very honest guy. Good luck, AHPosted October 15, 2012 8:58 pm
Fair enough Audley, good comments, some people accomplish nothing and are afraid too try, so they belittle others who have the balls they lack…Posted October 15, 2012 8:48 pm
Mr Snake the difference is the BBC still have chat shows……… they don’t have pro boxing!Posted October 15, 2012 6:25 pm
Well done Audley… you can hold your head up high as far as i am concerned. Yes, you under achieved ultimately as far as your original goals in boxing are concerned but your actual achievements compared to most of us are extraordinary. What is more, the public journey that you have been on has taken you from a brash, egocentric character who grated against the boxing public to the humble philosophical and likeable man we see in interviews today. You turned up to fight on saturday that was clear.
just another paycheck
Harrison is the only boxer in history to stand there with his defense wide open!!!!! a boxer with parkinsons could get through with ease.
One man’s fear is another man’s success. In a ring, it shows. He will be a very successful motivational speaker. He shines in front of an audience; that is if he is speaking. He should move on to a new career.Posted October 15, 2012 4:27 pm
rumpole, the second Danny Wiliams fight is a perfect example of Audley own delusions about his own abilities…….after that fight Audley was spouting out that he took care of Williams faster than Vitali did……..with the obvious implication that he (Audley) was better than Vitali.
You Suck !! Harrison plain & simple.. Worst boxer ever… Just sayinPosted October 15, 2012 2:58 pm
Does Audley do motivational speaking? He could talk anything up! I was jumping up and down when he won gold in 2000, shame he couldn’t back up all he said, but to me it always sounded like he was just trying to convince himself not the public. What happened in the Williams rematch? For a short while I thought, yeah ok he we go, but he never did that again after battering him..Posted October 15, 2012 2:51 pm
E in Denver
“I don’t understand why people hate Audley, it’s not as if he has ever hurt anybody….” Lol! Thats funny.Posted October 15, 2012 2:37 pm
TestPosted October 15, 2012 2:33 pm
I knew he would get destoyed early. I don’t feel bad for him, guy has a pi$$ poor resume and has made a small fortune. I doubt he will retire either.Posted October 15, 2012 2:31 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
Edit* I’mPosted October 15, 2012 2:21 pm
Gonzo the Dragonborn
I don’t hate or even really dislike Audley at all.. it’s just that I think he is ans always has been more delusional than a paranoid schizophrenic on an industrial dose of LSD and I not dumb enough to get sucked in by his delusional nonsense.Posted October 15, 2012 2:20 pm
Sorry Audley but a Statement is LESSER than Performance. In other words..ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS.Posted October 15, 2012 2:02 pm
THE PUNCHES THAT PRICE LANDED WOULD OF KNOCKED OUT ANY HEAVYWEIGHT ALIVE TODAY, JUST A SHAME AUDLEY COULD NOT LAND ANYTHING OF HIS OWN, TIME TO KNOCK IT ON THE HEAD I THINK, HE IS A REAL NICE GUY OUTSIDE OF THE ROPES.Posted October 15, 2012 1:52 pm
I don’t understand why people hate Audley, it’s not as if he has ever hurt anybody.Posted October 15, 2012 1:43 pm
He was his own worst enemy. All that self belief means nothing in the heat of battle. 27-6 is not an bad card. best of luck. you gave us plenty to talk about.Posted October 15, 2012 1:40 pm
The guy had a solid run as a contender. Truth is, he made more quid as a contender than a bunch of champions ever dream of. I think he needed to stop a while back, hopefully he sees the future and decides to walk away with his head still in tact.Posted October 15, 2012 1:20 pm
Fraudley is the pride of LondonPosted October 15, 2012 1:17 pm
You can’t blame Harrison for taking 2 big money fights he didn’t deserve… If somebody pushes a pile of guaranteed money at you, you’re generally going to smile and play the part as well as you can… Like a football player who hides an injury while he gets a contract and bonus secured – than pretends to hurt himself on the first play of a practice scrimmage … The game takes a lot from you. So you try to take from the game.Posted October 15, 2012 12:14 pm
E in Denver
Another “Deer in the headlights” performance by Audley. Harrison seems to have a split personality. One personality is a self-motivational speaker/enabler & the other is a deer, both are allergic to boxing gloves.Posted October 15, 2012 12:09 pm
He did it no favours but in reality it was on the cards as soon as Greg Dyke brought it back.Posted October 15, 2012 11:58 am
2slick……….Audley made it a good deal easier for the BBC to scrap boxing.Posted October 15, 2012 11:54 am
As easy as it is to push scapegoats, Audley can’t take all the blame for lack of boxing on the BBC. The change of Director General also played a big part, the BBC is a highly political organisation and boxing is a ‘barbaric’ working class sport, it doesn’t sit well with the agendas of many of the ‘erudite’ & ‘genteel’ members of that old West London cultural hegemonyPosted October 15, 2012 11:51 am
Hope thats it audley dont take anymore punishment. Good career you wont top what you have done now enjoy time with your family. All the bestPosted October 15, 2012 11:47 am
knowall, that’s the point I was trying to make, he talked the talk but couldn’t walk the walk.
2slick – ha! yeah I remember him … he was another one that failed to live upto the hype.Posted October 15, 2012 11:43 am
Gray – Thanks mate.Posted October 15, 2012 11:41 am
Knowall – Agreed. For all Harrisons faults and failings, I cannot dislike anyone for failing to live upto the expectations people place upon him and for his own dellusionals.Posted October 15, 2012 11:40 am
Neil pomy… I agree with your comments 100%. The thing is he had a good career Olymic gold wbf title and european champion. The problem was he never backed up what he said all the time, and after olympic gold he never became a world champion and people hold that against himPosted October 15, 2012 11:33 am
Harrison knew his punch resistance faded worse than Danny Williams’s over the last few years… He managed to thump punchless Ali Adams and grab this money fight, but he knew it was over… It certainly wasn’t a big punch that started him going. Training hard and being in shape can’t make up for the fact that you’re long gone. What’s there to think over???Posted October 15, 2012 11:25 am
His head is still buzzing…He looked scared out of his mind.Posted October 15, 2012 11:18 am
Audley should get in touch with him to sort out a last hurrahPosted October 15, 2012 11:14 am
yeah never has a fighter got more main stream press on the account of nothingPosted October 15, 2012 11:02 am
Roman Greenburg – remember him!Posted October 15, 2012 10:59 am
Good luck Audley. Don’t listen to the haters. These are people typing from the safe confines of their keyboards. At least you’ve achieved something in your life and had the balls to climb through the ropes and face the likes of Haye and Price.
You’ve taken the loss like a man and you deserve credit for facing those morons who boo and jeer. Anyone who gets in the ring deserves respect and you have mine.Posted October 15, 2012 10:51 am
ok for arguments sake this was a guy who talked himself up to get the most publicity for his career on the flip side colin Hart and Jeff powell at the same time were writing full page spreads on Roman Greenburg being the first billion dollar fighter purely on the basis he was jewish like them!!!! who do u hate more!!! were programmed by the press who to like and who to hate Neil Pony hit the nail on the head with his last comments) but i stress the reason i love this website is because it is for true boxing fans and true fans would wish audley all the best – Least of all for winning a gold medal for team GB at the 2000 olympics !!!!Posted October 15, 2012 10:50 am
He was never a favourite fighter of mine and much of the critism against him was fair ….. but I just dont get this Harrison-hate. By all acounts he is a nice guy regardless … so I think he deserves a break.Posted October 15, 2012 10:46 am
Harrison’s career will be remembered for hand-picking his own sub-standard opponents, for hyping himself up, for being dellusional, for thinking he could beat Danny Williams before even turning pro, for getting an undeserved title shot, and for being a better talker than he was a fighter ……. but it was his career that failed because of all this, not mine. So why should I, or anyone, hate him for that?Posted October 15, 2012 10:42 am
It’s the British Media’s manifesto – build em up to knock em down. Not that ‘Big Aud’ needs much help building himself up or getting knocked down. Maybe the british public are a particularly gullible/malleable bunch?Posted October 15, 2012 10:39 am
KL – Im a Brit aswell but I dont get all the hate towards him. He got a million quid before he even turned pro …. good for him! …… thats the BBC’s stupid fault, not Harrisons. If someone was stupid enough to offer me a million pound contract – id take it. So I cant hate him for that. I also cannot hate him for how his career has gone since turning pro. Harrisons career certainly flopped …. and thats sad for him, but completely irrelevant to me. He failed big-time in his pro career …. but why should that bother me?Posted October 15, 2012 10:37 am
guys it was the british media ( daily mail,Sun especially the idotic pair of jeff powell and colin hart) who destroyed the BBC deal before he put on a pair of gloves. The British media (powell & hart) has always done what it can to ruin the careers of certain fighters. The most embarrassing being when they were all cheering and jumping when naseem lost to barrera. they are an embarrassment to boxing in this country.Posted October 15, 2012 10:15 am
How ridiculous, with this statement Audley is leaving his options open for yet another attempt to defraud fight fans with a pumped up fight where the promotion will once again lean on his Olympic Gold Medal. How many times will the fans allow themselves to be fooled by the hype? It shows the man has no moral compass, he’ll do and say anything for money as long as people continue to take notice. Audley’s made a lot of money so this shouldn’t be necessary unless he’s as inept financially as he is in the ring.Posted October 15, 2012 10:11 am
Neil (Pomy) I see you posted the same comment on the other article so I’ll repost my reply here:
Neil (Pomy)…………I guess one of the things that we Brits hold against Audley is that he mugged us BBC licence payers of £1 million, so in effect part of Audley’s comfortable retirement is funded by us Brits.
anyone who wishes a pro fighter ill will on his retirement on this website should go back to writing comments on the daily mail boxing section with the rest of the muppets and leave this website to the real boxing fansPosted October 15, 2012 9:54 am
I have no ill-feeling towards the guy, so I hope he enjoys his retirement.Posted October 15, 2012 9:51 am
goodbye fraudley, you certainly will not be missed…Posted October 15, 2012 9:39 am
That ridiculous statement starts like Fraudley just knocked both Klits in the same night, ALL THAT AFTER SOME UNKNOWN KID JUST KNOCKED HIM OUT IN THE FIRST ROUND?!?! WTF???Posted October 15, 2012 9:32 am
Audley Harrison – the ideal example for any sucessful amateur how NOT to turn pro. Ultimately he just wasn’t a fighter – lacked a fighters mentality. The BBC contract did him no favours either – he was wearing silk Pyjamas before the bell rang for his first pro contest, Marvin Hagler will tell you how that can impact a fighters focus. To be fair to him, Olympic Gold is an acheivement and he has made a bundle of money from a sport he clearly isn’t cut out for (see Rabbit in the headlights expression every time someone punches back). Glad to see Anthony Joshua taking the other road.Posted October 15, 2012 9:19 am
YAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWNNNN oh was Fraudly saying something.Posted October 15, 2012 9:04 am
OH shut up FRAUDLEY, please dont ever come back to boxing.
Total disgrace!Posted October 15, 2012 9:02 am