David Price knocked Audley Harrison out cold as he defended his British and Commonwealth titles in Liverpool

By Adam Norman - Twitter @SkySportsNorm.   Last Updated: 14/10/12 6:26pm

  • Share:
David Price: His brutal power was again in evidence as he crushed Audley Harrison

David Price: His brutal power was again in evidence as he crushed Audley Harrison

Sky Bet

David Price surely ended the career of Audley Harrison with a devastating first round knockout victory in Liverpool.

Price, defending his British and Commonwealth titles for the first time, hurt the former Olympic gold medallist with a straight right hand inside a minute and the veteran never recovered.

The Liverpudlian, moving his career record to 14-0, knew his awesome power was too much for Harrison who, backed up on the ropes, took another right hook that knocked him sideways.

Price moved in for the finish, a concussive left hook leaving Harrison reeling before another enormous right hand knocked him cold before he hit the floor.

It was a brutal show of power from the likeable Price, for whom a world title shot against Wladimir Klitschko surely moved a step closer.

Which route to the top promoter Frank Maloney takes remains to be seen, although the diminutive Londoner offered the unbeaten Tyson Fury half a million pounds in the immediate aftermath.

For Harrison, a quiet life with his young family on the outskirts of Los Angeles now surely awaits.

"The finish was as good as it could have been, not enough happened in the fight to make it as good as it could be," Price said. "I need more rounds to see the best of me.

"I frighten myself sometimes. All the way through camp I never feel great until the last week when I put the smaller gloves on, and I know someone's on the end of a hiding come Saturday night.

"Unfortunately for Audley it was him but I didn't expect it to be that quick. That finish would have knocked anyone in the world out."

It later emerged that former British champion Matt Skelton, who fought on the undercard, would fight Price next on December 8.

  • Share:

Related

Price v Harrison

Audley Harrison: Had his nose smashed in his brutal defeat to David Price

Audley confirms he'll be back

Audley Harrison has confirmed his intention to return to the ring despite being knocked unconscious by David Price.

Last time we saw Audley Harrison he was knocked out by David Price

Audley confirms another return

Audley Harrison has confirmed he will box on after his brutal first round knockout against David Price.

David Price: Keeping his side of the bargain with Skelton

Price: We owe Skelton a fight

David Price believes he is doing the right thing by fighting veteran Matt Skelton in December.

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Heavyweight Hopes

Heavyweight Hopes

Sign in to watch our up close and personal documentary with British star Anthony Joshua.

Amir's longest fight

Amir's longest fight

Amir Khan has been called-out by Kell Brook but is already taking on a bigger battle with his new charity.

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Check out the gallery from California which included Deontay Wilder continuing his winning streak.