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Audley Harrison signs up for Prizefighter

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Audley Harrison was crushed by David Price in October © PA Photos
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Audley Harrison's retirement has been delayed, as he has agreed to take part in the third edition of Prizefighter.

The Sky Sports-backed event features a mix of veteran and novice fighter and Harrison, Olympic gold medallist from 2000, is the highest-profile name to commit.

His professional career has never reached the heights expected and it arguably bottomed out with his loss to David Haye in 2010 when he was beaten after landing just one punch.

He returned to secure a victory over Ali Adams, but suffered a crushing defeat to David Price last October and it was felt he would retire.

However, he said recently he had unfinished business and he will look to rebuild his reputation in Prizefighter - a competition he won three years ago.

Also taking part in the eight-man event at the York Hall on February 23 is another veteran figure in Martin Rogan, while 2012 Team GB captain Tom Stalker will make his professional debut on the undercard.

"The heavyweights edition of Betfair Prizefighter is always the most popular and with these colourful characters and former champions we are expecting an instant sell out at York Hall," promoter Eddie Hearn said.

"I'm also delighted that the GB Olympic captain will make his professional debut on the show and will be live on Sky Sports."

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