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Audley last-chance saloon

PUBLISHED: 17:13 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:42 24 August 2010

Boxing by Ziad Chaudry. This Friday evening could decide the future of Audley Harrison, as anything less than a victory in Prizefighter Heavyweights 3 could end his rollercoaster boxing career.

Boxing by Ziad Chaudry. This Friday evening could decide the future of Audley Harrison, as anything less than a victory in Prizefighter Heavyweights 3 could end his rollercoaster boxing career.

The 37-year-old former Olympic gold medallist from Kingsbury is back on the trail after a 10-month lay-off with another last-chance saloon encounter. This time he is battling with seven other contenders, including Wembley's Coleman Barrett, for the £32,000 first prize, all in one big night at ExCel Arena, London Docklands.

And 'The A-Force', right, could meet his bitter rival, current British heavyweight champion Danny Williams, in the final showdown if he can get past his first round opponent Scott Belshaw, and then the winner of unbeaten prospects Neil Perkins and Danny Hughes.

"If Danny is opposing me in the final, I am confident and sure that I will beat him," said Harrison.

"Despite his relentless urge to crush me, I will come through a tough battle to take the Prizefighter crown."

Several national papers last week reported that Harrison had blown nearly all of his earnings playing poker in the plush casinos of Los Angeles, where he now lives with wife Raychel and daughter Ariella.

But Harrison, who in his last outing at the very same venue was outgunned by former Prize-figher winner Marty Rogan, is confident victory will get him back into world title contention.

"I've been waiting for a solid opportunity to return to the ring and I intend to show my career is far from over," said Harrison. "I'm 37 so I have no worries about my age, there is still a lot of mileage left in my clock.

"I'm still determined to achieve my goals and I'm determined that no guy out there will be finishing my career. I still believe I will get that world title and the British public will understand my path, understand my battles and I will get that credit."

Meanwhile Barrett, 26, unbeaten in eight fights, has the opportunity to make a name for himself and claim some big scalps, beginning with first round opponent former British champion Scott Gammer.

Tickets are still available by calling Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900. Otherwise catch all the action on Sky Sports 1 from 9pm.


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