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Haye TKO's Harrison in Three

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WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs) scored a third round TKO over 39-year-old former Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison (27-5, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England. Little action in round one brought booing from the crowd. Haye was a bit more aggressive in round two, while Harrison showed caution all the way. Haye opened up in round three and floored Audley with a barrage of punches and referee Luis Pabon stopped it moments later at 1.53 sec

After the fight Haye said that he was slow in the first two rounds because he wanted to Ko Harrison in the third as his family and friends had betted money on a third round Ko and there was no way he was going to let them down and no way he was going to allow the fight to go in to the fourth round.

Regarding the Klitschko’s Haye said the fight has to happen in the future as they didn’t have anywhere else to go.

Harrison said he just could not get going; his game plan was to take it into the late rounds and it had not worked. He said he has no regrets and no excuses because he simply could not get his game planning going.

This was not a great fight but it was a great finish for Haye.

Other Results: From Manchester

In an IBF cruiserweight eliminator, #7 rated Enad Licina (19-2, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over #10 Felix Cora Jr. (22-4-2, 12 KOs). Scores were 116-112, 116-112 und 116-113. Promoter Sauerland Event may now match Licina with IBF champion Steve Cunnigham in January.

In an anticipated Commonwealth super middleweight title clash between unbeaten fighters, George Groves (11-0, 9 KOs) recovered from a third round knockdown to stop Kenny Anderson (12-1, 8 KOs) in round six.

British bantamweight titleholder Stuart Hall (10-0-1, 6 KOs) retained his belt with a seventh round TKO over Gary Davies (10-4-1, 8 KOs).