• Heavyweight

Harrison 'close' to securing comeback deal

ESPN staff
January 7, 2014
Audley Harrison suffered a knockout loss to Deontay Wilder in his last outing as a professional © PA Photos

Former Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison has revealed he is close to signing a deal to complete his boxing comeback.

Harrison suffered three knockout defeats in his last seven fights as a professional, most notably to David Haye in 2010 and David Price in 2012. The 42-year-old was beaten by Deontay Wilder on his last outing in April 2013, shortly before he announced his retirement from the sport in May.

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However, 20 days after his confirming his retirement, Harrison reversed the decision to hang up his gloves and stated that he intended to box again in the future.

According to World Boxing News, 'A-Force' is reportedly in the frame to fight for the vacant British heavyweight title, which was recently dropped by Liverpudlian Price before he joined Team Sauerland.

Harrison, a two-time Prizefighter champion, confirmed in a recent Twitter Q&A that he was working hard on a deal to secure his return to the ring.

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