|At 33 years of age, Audley Harrison is finally on the fast track to becoming a heavyweight contender with his bout tonight on Fox Sports' broadcast from San Diego, California. The 2000 Olympic Gold Medallist faces his first real threat in the form of southpaw Robert Wiggins,|
20-4-1 (12), a very wilfull banger who comes to fight. More dangerous than Wiggins himself perhaps is the damage that may be done to Harrison's future propsects. Should Audley experience more than a rocky moment or two at the hands of the short, stocky and very strong American campaigner, the mumurs of doubt that have dogged his career since day one will certainly become more pronounced.
It is however Harrison's opportunity to capitalize on and he's definitely being given the push by Fox Sports in America. They've been featuring previews of this bout and interviews with the big Brit heavily during the lead up to tonight. If Harrison is as good as he appears to have the potential for being, he'll keep Wiggins on the outside all night and pick the Rhode Island man apart. But neither Monte Barrett nor DaVarryl Williamson were able to pull that off as Wiggins got inside on both. Should the veteran find Audley's chin, there should be more questions about what that is made of, but in any case this is a very important fight for a division screaming out for a unifying force.