'Hate' figure Harrison joins Hobson camp
SHEFFIELD boxing promoter Dennis Hobson today made his most controversial signing - Audley "A Force" Harrison.
The man boxing fans love to hate will appear on Clinton Woods' IBF light-heavyweight defence at Sheffield Arena on September 29.
Harrison, the 6ft 5ins Las- Vegas-based Londoner, had the world at his feet when he won a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics.
But his third-round loss to Michael Sprott in February - on top of earlier defeats to Danny Williams and Dominick Guinn - seemed to sound the death knell to his heavyweight career. It was his third slip-up in 14 months.
But Hobson said of the 35-year-old: "I used to think Audley was just in this for the money, but the truth is that he is full of desire to have another crack at a world title.
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"He would fight for peanuts to get his career back on track.
"He reminds me of a modern-day Joe Bugner; he has an incredible physique.
"There is no question over his ability and now I think he has got his head right."