Audley Harrison admits he has "lived a lie" during his
career - but insists he will end it on a high this
Since winning a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics,
Harrison (28-5) has often failed to back up his bragging with
powerhouse performances that were promised.
He makes his final stand when he challenges British and
Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (13-0) at Liverpool
Echo Arena on Saturday.
Harrison, 40, said: "This is not talk this time. I talk a
good fight I know, but I am coming to walk through him and separate
myself from the pack.
"I can understand when people don't believe me, but I talk
like how I see it.
"You can't live a lie when you're on that starting line
and I have lived a lie in the amateurs and professional
"I did just enough to win because I had that talent and
chip on my shoulder to pull it out, but that ignorant guy doesn't
"This is my last chance saloon."
Price, 29, won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
and their clash is the first time two British Olympians have fought
each other professionally.
The scouser who will have 7000 fans roaring him on in his
home city is getting recognised on the world stage and next year
looks certain to challenge for a world title provided he remains
Harrison added: "David is a harder opponent than Tyson
Fury and one of the best prospects in the world. He has the
pedigree that Fury doesn't have.
"If I was looking for an easy option I wouldn't be
fighting David. I would run a mile, but I really believe I have
"I have looked in David's eyes and he knows I am coming in
there to fight."