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Audley explains logic for Wilder bout

Phil Jay 31/03/2013

Two-time Prizefighter champion Audley Harrison has pointed out his reasoning for recently accepting a fight with one of the most dangerous heavyweight contenders on the planet.

The 41 year-old, who has an indifferent track record against big punchers, has accepted a bout with formidable knockout artist Deontay Wilder on the Amir Khan v Julio Diaz bill in Sheffield next month as most of the boxing world question his choice of opponent.

‘A-Force’ could have sought out some more minor or domestic titles on the back of his second Matchroom tournament win recently, but has instead picked a fight with one of the most devastating punchers in the business.

“Here is my logic for accepting this fight. I take the biggest risk for the biggest reward,” Harrison stated.

“I could lose to anyone from this point on and my career is over, so here we go!”

Wilder, 27, had stopped every single challenger faced in his career, with none able to go past four rounds, and with Harrison’s history when it comes to knockout losses in big fights, the American will go into the Yorkshire fight a massive favourite to end the Briton’s career.