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huckster

Will Wilder agree to fight Harrison?

Posted March 27, 2013 4:12 pm 


Exiled Yank

Man, Audley has gone from rising start to stepping stone. The man had some real talent and ability. Just goes to show that boxing is one tough @$$ sport.

Posted March 27, 2013 11:04 am 


SVDC

I would not say that that if Harrisson beats Wilder that would qualify as a big upset. Wilder is too untested to know how good or bad he is.

btw: anyone any insight on why Haye has asked for his license again? My guess is that all of his money is sitting in Cyprus and he is risking to lose a few million$…money talks…

Posted March 27, 2013 6:07 am 


varnish

73 comments for this fight! Wow

Posted March 26, 2013 7:21 pm 


Ruffknight

Also I would say that Wilson could extend Wilder for an entire 10 round bout.

Posted March 26, 2013 5:17 pm 


Ruffknight

Kid: yeah and his opponent had like a 3-4 record. However don’t you agree about his fighting and defeating those fighters I mentioned as being a fair enough challenge compared to anything that Wilder has gone against? Wilson, Foster, Fields and maybe et al.

Posted March 26, 2013 5:10 pm 


the voice of reason

total respect to audley harrison – he is finally walking the walk after years of sitting on the fence. id love to see him win this. Get your head right audley – you can do it man!

Posted March 26, 2013 3:30 pm 


Moonshineman

This is a waste of a good boxing ring. Shame.

Posted March 26, 2013 2:48 pm 


Neil(pomy)

agree with Tark

Posted March 26, 2013 2:18 pm 


TARK

David Price has fewer rounds than many contenders have fights.. He’s been one of the worst matched heavies ever, and could have fought all his fights in 6 months if he was put on the schedule Cus D’Amato put a young Tyson or Patterson on. Wilder is a little busier but will die on the vine if he’s not moved up in some logical fashion. Duane Bobick was 38-0 before they moved him up about a hundred rungs to fight Ken Norton. Of course his manager was the same guy who matched Marvis Frazier (10-0) against Larry Holmes (44-0).

Posted March 26, 2013 12:36 pm 


Kid Blast

Ruffknight , I saw Faruk’c last fight in Manchester, NH. It was a disgrace as he was mugged to the canvas with no punches being thrown and then quit for a TKO loss. It was a sickening excuse for a fight.

Posted March 26, 2013 12:23 pm 


Lenin

For this fight, I’ll be cheering for Audley! Surprise this cherry picking pseudo hw championship contender! Tear him a new one and take his 0, mate!

Posted March 26, 2013 11:40 am 


Onionbhaji84

If Deontay coninues to fight without a jab against Audley, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him lose this one. Hopefully we shall see some rounds!

Posted March 26, 2013 11:15 am 


Onionbhaji84

This is actually a good development fight for Deontay. Harrison, although has serious issues with his fighting heart and balance, is a technically solid boxer with decent power. Wilder need to fight people of a size with him who could do him some damage. Looking back at their comparative amateur careers Audley has the better skill set and has fought at a higher level (so far) proffesionally. Still if Deontay is as good as some believe he should get rid of Audley relatively quickly and then move onto tougher fights. If Deontay continues with his ‘keep busy’ fights they MUST NOT drop below Audley’s level.

Posted March 26, 2013 11:13 am 


Neil(pomy)

Wilder around the round 4 mark sounds right

Posted March 26, 2013 10:36 am 


Ruffknight

Marion Wilson would have made a good test for Wilder. Wilder wouldn’t be able to knock him out.

Posted March 26, 2013 9:59 am 


Ruffknight

Correction there, it was Marion who beat Corey Sanders and the Canadian he troubled was Kirk Johnson. Mel beat some good guys too though.

Posted March 26, 2013 9:53 am 


Ruffknight

Saleem beat some guys who were better than their records would indicate though. Mel Foster was fairly decent and had a win over big Corey Sanders.
Marion Wilson was the guy who fought all of the big bangers and just couldn’t be ko’d, except on a cut once.He gave that Contender from Canada trouble too, forget his name. Sedrick Fields had a win over Shannon Briggs,a draw with Ross Puritty and lost a split dec.against Oliver McCall.

Posted March 26, 2013 9:42 am 


Eleanore the Hag

Farouk Saleem was several pegs worse than the very worse. This guy actually fough The Walking Dead cast offs. He never belonged in a boxing ring. Should have had his fights sanctioned by a cemetary.

Posted March 26, 2013 8:36 am 


SVDC

I think what Bill Patrice is saying is that there are more similarities between Wilder and Price then differences. And I have to agree with that. Wilder by early KO

Posted March 26, 2013 8:19 am 


Anon..

Audley will get ko’d again but it’s no great triumph for Wilder against a gun shy
ready for retirement 41 year old. Peter hasn’t fought for 2 years.

Posted March 26, 2013 7:29 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

I hope undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) knocks out Audley Harrison. I’m so tired of Harrison still been in the game and he is just an ex-over hyped contender who have made little effort for big things as profesional. His Olympic gold is an great achivment of course but that was as amateur and as Pro he wasted his career. Wilder, do ous all a favour and take this guy out early with your hard shots.

Posted March 26, 2013 7:12 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

I want to see Wilder Vs Sam Peter. There is fear that Wilder’s chin isn’t up to scratch and we want to see his power tested against his good chin. Peter is shot to pieces now but even with his diminished chin and fading power he will still be the right kind of test. A 2004-2010 Peter beats Wilder easy at this point, but the shot Peter is a good measuring stick

Posted March 26, 2013 6:00 am 


Anonymous

Fine….But Audley when you take the dive(And you will) Stay out of the ring and retire.

Wilder will win this by default…Paid Fighters like Fraudley will throw a jab dance then feel air around his nose and go down.

I’m projecting KO Wilder round 4

Posted March 26, 2013 5:13 am 


Doonesbury

Saleem actually beat some fair fighters.I liken Wilder to McNeely.

Posted March 26, 2013 4:56 am 


AssyrianGod2

Derrick Rossy is also better than anyone Wilder has faced thus far,as is Martin Rogan…you just cant rate Wilder yet, not based on his woeful opposition…he ”might” be a good fighter, then again he might be like that other guy with a padded record…Farouk Saleem i think was his name?

Posted March 26, 2013 4:49 am 


AssyrianGod2

Problem for Wilder is; he has NOT iced anyone as good as McDermott, Sexton (who is underrated), Rogan or even the 83 year old Skelton…those fighters are allBETTER than anyone Wilder has faced, and until we see him in with guys as good as those (as opposed to the potato sacks on legs he has been ”’fighting”’) we wont know if he truly can ice them.

Posted March 26, 2013 4:44 am 


Neil(pomy)

It is unfair to write Wilder off …. it’s just that his painfully slow progress is annoying people. His match-makers are being ultra-carefull. It is obvious that they are in no hurry at all to face the K-brothers. This is why I like Fury, he has all the time in the world and is very young …. but he wants to fight the K-brothers.

Posted March 26, 2013 4:23 am 


Neil(pomy)

Agreed. Wilder has some decent amature pedegree ….. he is no Seth Mitchell or just another tough guy putting on the gloves. Dontay Wilder is a good prospect with decent skills and a big-punch, but they are being too careful with him.

Posted March 26, 2013 4:21 am 


Kermit Jackson

If Oddley want a shot again then this is what he have to do. He have to do this to elevate hisself back into the scene. He need to fight smart and do what he do in his skill department. He need to take Wilder into deeper water than he even swam in before and see what he got in the later rounds. If Oddley is smart he will win this and propel forward to a shot with the Man, Valdimar.

Posted March 26, 2013 12:38 am 


TARK

Well… Audley knocked out Sprott to win the European Heavyweight Title a couple years back. The dubious Sprott went the distance with a horrible looking Helenius last weekend. Audley can still look good against 3rd rate comp in a prize fighter competition—where nobody good is fighting. I don’t dispute that. Harrison can look decent against guys like Ali Adams, Derric Rossy, and Claus Bertino, and he is an Olympic champion. But he has no speed.. no chin.. no balance.. no durability anymore.. If he beats Wilder I’d be more than amazed, I’d be flabbergasted—but that would be the price of fighting 5 years worth of gimme fights because you want a record of 30 fights, 30 wins, and 30 KO’s before you get serious about a title drive. We’ll see if he’s another Seth Mitchell—who was totally lost when he faced a good finisher.

Posted March 26, 2013 12:03 am 


rod

Two fraudles in the ring together. Seriously this could be a good fight. Audley is a vetran and Wilder has alot of potential. I would like to see how he can deal with Harrison

Posted March 25, 2013 11:55 pm 


The other Boss

This fight is about an amatuer fighter fighting a professional fighter who happened to win a gold medal n won a few minor professional titles. wilder has never been in deep water. a focused n confident harrison will catch wilder with hard shots because of his lack of experience. The outcome will be harrison by knockout early or late. Audley looks amazing in this years Prizefighter n if wilder was in this years prizefighter audley would of knocked him out.

Posted March 25, 2013 11:14 pm 


Dan Adams

The fight I want to see is Deontay Wilder against…David El Nino Gonzalez! Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, would be something. Not something special, but something…just not sure what.

Posted March 25, 2013 10:51 pm 


Alonzo

“I have agreed to take the fight on five weeks notice”. Sounds like Harrison already has an out planned.

Posted March 25, 2013 10:12 pm 


Doonesbury

Punchstats gave only 1 punch landed by Harrison against Haye.

Posted March 25, 2013 7:25 pm 


knowall

Tark… That would be good to see, just seems wilder is all talk. Would be suprised if he even does fight harrison in England

Posted March 25, 2013 6:36 pm 


TARK

Harrison isn’t hopelessly overrated… Everyone knows his chin is history and he’s getting slower by the decade… However this is a typical, super safe choice, for an opponent for Wilder. When is Wilder’s team going to amaze everyone and fight a real heavyweight? They’ve been talking about Bryant Jennings a lot as their “step up” opponent. That would be a truly interesting matchup I would love to see, but what’s the hold up?

Posted March 25, 2013 6:20 pm 


AssyrianGod2

Hmmm, I dont see a ”huge difference” between Wilder and Rogan, Rossy or even Bertino thus far. If a focused, confident and in shape Harrison turns up come fight night, he ”could” win. Wilder has fought literally NOBODY so far, both Rogan and Rossy have faced better comp. Wilder may well win, if he beats a focused Harrison it will be a step up, a win over the frozen rabbit version of Harrison will prove little, a loss or a hard fought win will put Wilder in perspective as a B or C level fighter only.

Posted March 25, 2013 6:19 pm 


Lenzo

..Wilder is now at Audleys level, lol, too funny……….

Posted March 25, 2013 5:57 pm 


Luke

Well, they’re not sure if they’re gonna televise his fight!!

After his last performance on Showtime they shouldn’t put it on!!

Posted March 25, 2013 5:45 pm 


badger

Good for wilder to take this. It will be good to see him overseas and this is a big step for him.

Posted March 25, 2013 5:41 pm 


Luke

But then again, who knows more about inflatables than Goldenshower Promotions?!!

Posted March 25, 2013 5:20 pm 


Luke

I think Goldenshower is taking a chance here, as Audley is a little better than most inflatables!!

Posted March 25, 2013 5:19 pm 


Luke

How do we know Wilder is a puncher against anything greater than inflatable dolls??

Posted March 25, 2013 5:17 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Well Harrison should lose badly but at least he was a legit top 20 heavyweight at one point. Even if it was a decade ago.

Posted March 25, 2013 5:11 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

It’s ridiculous how people acted ready to anoint David Price as the new star of HW boxing because he devastatingly beat Harrison and yet they’re mocking Wilder for fighting him. If Wilder beats; Harrison and anyone good he’s on the level of Price

Posted March 25, 2013 5:09 pm 


Bill Patrice Jones

Harrison is hopelessly overrated, yes overrated in my opinion. He might be one of the biggest laughing stocks of the past 10 years, but people still consistently hark on about his ability and his skill. Even when Harrison wins impressively he looks uncertain for a moment or two. Don’t be fooled by the fact that he can throw a powerful straight left and an unusually fast uppercut. He blitzed Danny Williams at the precise time Williams was heading into journeyman territory. He also got a lucky one punch KO against Sprott. He beat Tomasz Bonin and Richel Hershia two decent Europeans with padded records and he’s won prizefighter twice. That career is flat out awful. You have to look at certain low key moments in Harrison’s career to see he’s not a good fighter. After he lost to Williams the first time he went over to the States to fight the decent former contender Dominick Guinn and he was simply outfought in every round. He fought Martin Rogan and because he failed to catch him with something devastating got dominated. I don’t think Harrison is someone who’s never put it together, I think he’s just got too many failings as a fighter and they’re not all fear. He gets wobbly easily and loses balance. Can’t throw combintations. Seems to have to really set himself to and a powerful punch and can’t take advantage of a decent jab. Your not a good heavyweight anymore just because you’re a huge huge guy and win a Gold medal. I doubt this fight happens but if it does Wilder will blow him away. I think Harrison has always fought so scared because he gets regularly hurt in sparring and has always worried about his chin. And forget this nonsensical business about him being in shape. He’s been in incredible shape on many occasions. He’s never looked remotely out of shape. Harrison is deluded, but he’s also greedy. He knows his name is still bankable enough for decent domestic paydays and he knows it. I lost all respect for Harrison when during his build up to the Haye fight he was grabbing big wads of cash throwing them about going ‘my name is money me name is money’ like some ghetto fabulous moron. I can take that kind of stuff from a genius like Floyd Mayweather but not a journeyman like Harrison.

Posted March 25, 2013 5:05 pm 


huckster

doctor audley – mister dudley . . . who will come to fight?

Posted March 25, 2013 4:55 pm 


Eleanore the Hag

DIngleberry , GOOD POINT

Posted March 25, 2013 4:54 pm 


Ingleberry

Audrey’s gonna come in talking about being in the best shape physically and mentally he’s ever been in. How he’s on a journey, how he still believe’s he can win a World Title, all the while refering to himself in the third parson. He’ll even look good in the opening round, using his jab to stay out of range. Then,… from nowhere…

Posted March 25, 2013 4:35 pm 


Limey jay

Audley was in shape, and had a bit of belief in himself for the prizefighter tournament, and he looked good, boxed a lot better than I have seen him in many years, there have never been any question marks over audleys skills, but there have been any over his heart, desire so on and so forth.
If audley gets in he ring with a decent mindset then it will be an interesting test for wilder.
I know that’s a big IF, but this is boxing and stranger things have happened.
And he has got a decent left hand, and it would be interesting if he can land on wilder so we can see if wilder has got a good beard.

Posted March 25, 2013 4:30 pm 


knowall

This is a step up, but not massive. Harrison not to good against heavy hitting guys. Hope he is the audley that turned up for prizefighter. A-force looked good

Posted March 25, 2013 4:15 pm 


Eleanore the Hag

A small step for Wilder, a giant step for mankind!!

Posted March 25, 2013 3:53 pm 


PEEJ

So Wilder is still not stepping up his comp. terrible fight

Posted March 25, 2013 3:32 pm 


Anonymous

This is better than the main event,just think if Aude wins he’ll be the best in the world again LOL.come on England.

Posted March 25, 2013 3:04 pm 


skinnysteve

all this crap about wilder fighting a ranked opponent ha so he picks audley ha ha why not thompson cause he is so scared of granpaw tony thompson that he chickend out and agreed to fight audley and the UK public love this fight ha ha ah

Posted March 25, 2013 2:58 pm 


Neil(pomy)

Exile – He has talent mate … but they are being very careful with him.

Posted March 25, 2013 2:48 pm 


dwc

This is a step-up…no doubt.But lets not think this is a great leap overall.Harrison may go into a shell and look to survive the guy is hot and cold..who shows up in this fight which Harrison.For Wilder this is alot better then that blown-up middlewt. he fought not to long ago in fact its better then any 2 guys he fought rolled into one.But if Wilder gets past Harrison there will be much tougher guys not to far down the road…better tests.Time will tell with Wilder this is a better fight but the jury is still out.

Posted March 25, 2013 2:48 pm 


huckster

Audley flips the coin and shows up to fight this time.

Posted March 25, 2013 2:32 pm 


mack

I hope Showtime televises this, I hope both men actually get to the ring, and I hope Harrison comes ready to fight. It will be fun while it lasts, one way or the other. This is a step in the right direction for Wilder. His time to step up is long past.

Posted March 25, 2013 2:21 pm 


GT

Wilder won’t be a big favorite to win this one, I can see Harrison winning, big step up in comp for Wilder.

Posted March 25, 2013 2:11 pm 


Textbook Hayelord

If this was any other HW fighting Fraudley i would be laughing but this is actually a step up for Wilder, having said that, i think Fraudley still gets taken out in the first one or two rounds.

Posted March 25, 2013 1:57 pm 


Exiled Yank

If Wilder is all hype, then why not get taken out by another hype job? Seems fitting to me.

Posted March 25, 2013 1:45 pm 


Exiled Yank

Neil – yup. Seems to be the case. Another cherry-picking yank that will probably turn out to be all hype. And I’m not being sarcastic – well, except for the yank bit. Our HW’s suck.

Posted March 25, 2013 1:44 pm 


Neil(pomy)

I though Wilder would of aimed higher. Still sticking with his safety-first career-path.

Posted March 25, 2013 1:37 pm 


Granpa

Audleys gonna win this one ………. will roll over some of my Prizefighter winnings to back him so long as the bookies give decent odds.

Posted March 25, 2013 1:28 pm 


myarse

Well I guess even the deluded can stop speculating whether Wilder is at the Haye/Klitschko level or the Price/Fury level as he’s given us his answer now: He’s at the Audley Harrison level which means several years from the top (that’s assuming he wins of course, if he loses then he should just retire from the shame)

Posted March 25, 2013 1:24 pm 


Gumboot

Be fail to Deontay Bears. Audrey IS a step up. He has moved from D grade fighters to those over 40 who cannot walk up a flight of stairs. I hope hat Deontay is able to reach b-level competition before he turns 70. This guy is another Welliver. TOTALLY pointless and an utter waste of space.

Posted March 25, 2013 1:23 pm 


BEARS

WOW is deontay fighting another terrible matchup? surprise surprise. deontay should just retire if he never plans on fighting any real comp im tired of reading his name come up that he’s fighting another nobody. DEONTAY WILDER you are the nobody!

Posted March 25, 2013 1:15 pm 



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