The day Audley Harrison's career came to a shuddering full stop at Sheffield Arena - and Deontay Wilder's took off

Today it is five years to the day that British boxing hope Audley Harrison's career finally bit the dust.

Friday, 27th April 2018, 12:00 am
Audley Harrison (left) goes to the floor during his Heavyweight bout against Deontay Wilder in Sheffield

On the undercard of the Amir Khan v Julio Diaz fight, at Sheffield Arena, the Londoner was pummelled by Deontay Wilder. It was a humiliating first round defeat for Harrison, who never set foot in the ring again.

The loss had been the 6ft 5ins southpaw’s seventh - and fourth knockout.

For Wilder, it was his 28th loss and he’s won a further 12 since, taking the World Boxing Council World Heavyweight title in 2016.

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Also on the bill that night in Sheffield was one David Allen, the Doncaster man stopped Deyan Mihailov in his third professional heavyweight fight.

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