Tough test for O'Donnell

SHEPHERD S Bush welterweight John O Donnell must overcome former Olympic bronze medallist Terrance Cauthen on Friday to land a British title shot next month. The former Commonwealth champion, 24, takes on Cauthen – who won bronze at Atlanta in 1996 – at t

SHEPHERD'S Bush welterweight John O'Donnell must overcome former Olympic bronze medallist Terrance Cauthen on Friday to land a British title shot next month.

The former Commonwealth champion, 24, takes on Cauthen - who won bronze at Atlanta in 1996 - at the top of the Hennessy Sports bill at York Hall.

If he defeats the American, O'Donnell has been pencilled in to face Michael Jennings for the British championship in October.

The Londoner, who has fought just once in the past year, was scheduled to meet Jennings two months ago, but was forced to pull out with a back injury.


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"This is a step up in class for me," said O'Donnell. "I won't be underestimating this guy, but I am out to put on a good show and take him out in style."

AUDLEY Harrison will finally realise his dream of a world heavyweight title fight after WBA champion David Haye agreed to face him in November.

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The 38-year-old from Kingsbury - who has been targeting a world championship ever since he turned professional 10 years ago - will meet Haye at the MEN Arena, Manchester, on November 13.

Haye, who took the WBA title from Nikolay Valuev last year, hoped to fight either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko, who hold the other versions of the crown between them, but discussions broke down.

Harrison declared: "This is my destiny. On November 13 Audley Harrison will be champion of the world - of that there is no doubt.

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