The awesome punching power of David Price was again evident as
he slaughtered Audley Harrison in just 82 seconds at Liverpool's
For the first minute nothing happened as both men pawed with
their jabs but failed to connect.
And then out of nowhere Price, defending his British and
Commonwealth crowns, detonated a straight right hand that put
Harrison on the defensive.
Sensing the end was nigh, the Liverpudlian forced the giant
Londoner to the ropes and unleashed a barrage of shots that had
Harrison tottering before a huge right hook sent him to the
It was clear straightaway that the 2000 Olympic gold medallist
was out cold and referee Howard Foster correctly dispensed of the
count and waved things off.
It's a result which will reverberate throughout the heavyweight
landscape and within seconds of the fight's conclusion people were
already begin to mention world title fights.
Although all that will have to wait until after he has
faced Matt Skelton on December 8.
For Harrison, 40, this is surely the end of the road.
Ever since he turned pro in 2001 he has been the man British
boxing fans have loved to hate and despite winning the European
title and challenging for world honours, he'll long be remembered
as man who failed to fulfil his potential.