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Williams - Harrison Sold Out

01.12.05 - The ExCeL London, which will stage the big Commonwealth Heavyweight Title showdown between Danny Williams and Audley Harrison on Saturday 10 December, is now SOLD OUT. Billed as the biggest all-British heavyweight clash since Lennox Lewis v Frank Bruno over a decade ago, a sell-out crowd will create an electricity-charged atmosphere to witness an all-out war between bitter rivals Williams and Harrison.

Special attraction on the big-fight card will see the Olympic Silver Medallist Amir Khan make his highly anticipated London professional debut along with Kevin 'Mighty' Mitchell challenging for the first title in his career. Further title action on the show features the British Heavyweight title between Matt Skelton and John McDermott and the Vacant English Welterweight Championship between Ross Minter and Brett James.

The only way to watch the fight now is live on prime-time ITV1 - who are expecting massive viewing figures as it follows hit shows Record of the Year and X-Factor - from 8.55pm to 10.10pm with presenters Jim Rosenthal and Barry McGuigan plus expert commentary from John Rawling and Duke McKenzie with reports from Gabriel Clarke.

The action will switch to ITV4 from 10.30pm for a further two-hours of big-fights from the undercard.

Viewers in America can also join in on the action as the fight will be broadcast live on Pay Per View ($19.95) at 3.00pm EST via cable systems from TVN and MediaZone and from satellite providers DirecTV & Dish Network.

Promoter Frank Warren is delighted with the response towards the show and is looking forward to 2006 with more great fights in the pipeline.

"Williams v Harrison is a fantastic fight and I knew that it would sell-out when we announced the show in October," Enthused Warren.

"We still have an over-whelming demand for more tickets up until now but the unlucky fans who missed out on purchasing them can still watch the big-fight live on ITV"

"Danny and Audley have genuine needle between them which will add to the electric atmosphere created by the fans in attendance."

He added, "Young Amir has his first professional fight in the Capital and will thrill the fans as he has done in his last three fights around the country and the sensational prospect Kevin Mitchell has his first title fight,"

"We've got some great fights lined up next year with Joe Calzaghe in a sensational unification fight against Jeff Lacy and Scott Harrison in a title defence against Joan Guzman plus the big cruiserweight showdown between Johnny Nelson and Enzo Maccarinelli,"

"We are putting on the fights the fans want to see and the results are showing for themselves with sell-out gates."

Article posted on 01.12.2005



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