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Newz Forum: BOXING: Harrison wants revenge

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posted on May, 7 2004 @ 10:30 AM
BBC Sports
Unbeaten heavyweight Audley Harrison will aim for revenge when he fights Julius Francis in Bristol on Saturday.

Francis ended Harrison's unbeaten streak as an amateur when the pair met 11 years ago.

At Friday's weigh-in, Harrison scaled 17st 7.25lbs, a quarter of a pound more than in his last fight, while Francis weighed in at a stocky 18st 4lbs

"I'm taking the fight very seriously - I'm looking to do a number on Francis," said the WBF champion.

"Preparations have gone very well and I'm in great shape. Nicolay Popov pulling out has done me a favour because people will be more interested in me fighting Julius.

"He has been in with most of the British guys and beaten Danny Williams.

"Audley Harrison is the future heavyweight champion of the world but I need to take my time and Julius is a step in the right direction.

"In the next 12-18 months you'll see me in a big world title fight and it could be Klitschko."

Harrison won the WBF title by beating Holland's Richel Hersisia in March.

The fight will be broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday, 8 May at 2230 BST.


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