Audley Harrison Agrees Settlement With MGN Ltd Over Voicemail Hacking

2000 Olympic Champion Audley Harrison MBE is now considering his legal options given the information that came to light in his claim against MGN LTD, who publish the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror Newspapers.

With the award of damages, a public apology, and an obligation to never attempt to intercept Audley’s voicemails again, Audley feels reinvigorated and now has the foundation to explore proceedings against other entities.

The evidence which came to light in the claim highlighted the following;


Audley Harrison: “I was definitely good enough to win a world title”

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The Olympics have arrived again and boxing fans will be looking for the next potential superstar of the sport. Back in 2000, one man who seemingly ticked all the boxes as far as going onto become a star and a world champion, was Britain’s gifted southpaw Audley Harrison. Indeed, all these years later, “A-Force” remains one of the most well known boxers, or retired boxers, in the world. This is despite the fact that Harrison’s pro career proved to be a hugely disappointing letdown; arguably one of the biggest in recent memory.


Audley Harrison is just the ticket as Samaritans’ We Listen campaign travels

Samaritans’ awareness raising campaign We Listen is set to reach more travellers and commuters after the rail industry offered to feature it on the back of train tickets for free. Former Olympic champion boxer Audley Harrison MBE, who is fronting the campaign, was given the very first ticket – a giant-sized version to match his heavyweight status.


Audley Speaks: Anthony Joshua, David Haye

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Welcome to a brand new #AudleySpeaks post. I have recently signed with new agents and I am very excited to join the ‘Champions Celebrity’ family

We will soon roll out a brand new website and every few weeks, on a Thursday, I will pass comment on the latest views and news in boxing, sport and current affairs.

No subject will be off limits…if I’m passionate about a subject, expect to see my thoughts here. I want to see your comments and views, share my page and let’s get talking … use the hashtag #AudeySpeaks when commenting please..


Audley Harrison changes his mind about retiring, will fight on

harrison323British heavyweight Audley Harrison (31-7, 23 KO’s) says he’s changed his mind about retiring from the sport, and he’ll be continuing with his career, such as it is. Audley had said he was retiring after he was blasted out by unbeaten Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) in one round on April 27th in Sheffield. We should have known that Audley wouldn’t stay retired because he seems to be remaking his career after every defeat.

Audley said this to BBC: “I can’t walk away with that performance [against Deontay]. If I do it would haunt me until I’m old and gray. I got up, they should have let him come to finish me and let me show what I got.”


Khan defeats Diaz; Wilder KOs Harrison in 1!

Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) had to get up off the deck to defeat former IBF lightweight champion Julio Diaz (40-8-1, 29 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, UK. Khan was hurt five times in the fight, and knocked down in the 4th by a left hook. In rounds 8 though 11, Khan was badly staggered by heard shots from Diaz. It was only through the use of Khan’s holding and pulling down on the back of Diaz’s head that he was able to survive those rounds. The final judges’ scores were 114-113, 115-113, 115-112. I had Diaz winning rounds 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11. In other words, I had Diaz winning the fight.>

Khan controlled the action in rounds one and two. Diaz fought well in rounds three and four in landing heavy shots. After Khan was knocked down in the 4th, he came back to fight well in the 5th through 7th rounds, albeit using a lot of questionable tactics like pulling down on Diaz’s head and holding his left arm out far in front of him so that Diaz couldn’t get close. From the 8th round to 11th, Diaz had Khan hurt in each of these rounds, but Khan did a good job of holding on and running.


Audley Harrison vs Deontay Wilder on Saturday

An intriguing encounter awaits on the “Return of the King” undercard when Audley Harrison [31-6 -& 23 KOs] meets Deontay Wilder [27-0 & 27 KOs] in a fight which, in some circles, has generated just as much discussion as the main event. For Wilder, Harrison represents a big step-up in competition, as well as the opportunity to collect the first ‘name’ on his record. In contrast, last chance saloon has been a statement thrown around for various fights of Harrison’s over the years, but at 41, it’s difficult to see how he could come back again if he loses this.

Anyone with an interest in the heavyweight division will be curious enough to tune in and have a look at Wilder, a Bronze medalist at Beijing 2008, in his biggest test to date as a professional. Not only does Wilder find himself up against an opponent with a KO record of some significance, but he also finally meets a technical fighter, as well as his first southpaw opponent since turning professional. It will be interesting to see how comfortable Wilder is with open southpaw angles and how he approaches the fight.