Harrison defies quit calls for ‘one more shot at glory’

14:12 25 October 2012

Audley Harrison after being knocked down by David Price during The British Heavyweight and Commonwealth title fight. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA wire

Audley Harrison after being knocked down by David Price during The British Heavyweight and Commonwealth title fight. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA wire

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Audley Harrison today announced his intention to carry on boxing.

The 40-year-old, who won Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000, lasted just 82 seconds against British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price in Liverpool on October 13.

And afterwards the Londoner admitted he would give serious consideration to hanging up his gloves.

But he has opted to fight on, saying on Twitter: “It’s official... I’ve decided to carry on. One more shot at glory.

“It could be over; next fight will tell me. See u in a ring real soon.

“A decision has come from above. He told me son ‘lace up your gloves’ your time as a boxer is not quite done, so go out there & have some fun.

“Despite the haters ...I’ve had a good journey, truly am grateful for my blessing & give all praise to jah, god, universe. Rolling the dice!”

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