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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Audley in ‘best shape of life’
Try-again heavyweight Audley Harrison became a double Prizefighter champion when he returned to York Hall on Saturday to earn £32,000 plus bonuses for beating three not so hot rivals.
The ‘Home of Boxing’ was jam-packed with fans watching the exciting action on the Matchroom bill and the old Repton Olympic hero responded by stopping German Clause Bertino in 33 seconds and American Derric Rossy in the second round.
In between he avenged an earlier defeat by outpointing a subdued Martin Rogan, winning every round in a one-sided semi-final.
Harrison, 41, said: “I’m back and in the best shape of my life and now I’m ready to finish my journey.”
A quartet of former amateurs pleased their local fans on the Left Jab Promotions bill at York Hall on Sunday.
Ex-Repton boxers Freddie Turner, Mike Evans and Festin Lama, plus former West Ham member Taylor Jordan, put wins on their records on Miranda Carter’s latest show.
Back in action Turner outpointed Rainham’s Costas Osben in a four-round clash, dominating for his seventh straight success.
Hard-hitting Evans had won his first three contests inside the distance, but had to be satisfied with a single-point victory over Darren McKenna (Sunbury).
Albania-born Lama slammed his way to victory on his pro debut, halting Newcastle’s Didier Blanch in the third round with powerful attacks.
Light-middleweight prospect Jordan won his second pro contest in explosive style as he took just two minutes 30 seconds to blast out Hounslow’s Harj Gill amid a barrage of powerful shots.