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article imageEnd of the line for Audley Harrison — Really!

By Alexander Baron     Apr 27, 2013 in Sports
Sheffield - The philosopher George Santayana said those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. If you haven't heard that dictum, you're in good company.
If the above headline sounds depressingly familiar, it is with good reason. You saw it here six months ago after Audley Harrison was knocked out in the first round by David Price. Last night, Saturday, he was knocked out again. Would you believe in the first round? Okay, last time he was knocked spark out in 82 seconds; this time, although he lasted only 70 seconds, it was more of a technical knockout, but the consensus of those who know about boxing and those who don't is that the only thing that would have awaited Harrison if the ref hadn't been so merciful was more punishment.
Harrison's opponent was American Deontay Wilder. Who? Apparently he is 27 years old, 6 feet 7 inches tall and after last night's performance at Sheffield his professional record is 28-0 with 28 stoppages. That sounds formidable; Audley Harrison doesn't. Go now Audley, don't embarrass either yourself or the fans anymore.
The fight had already been uploaded to YouTube before 11pm London time. It may well be deleted - recent fights often are - but if you can be bothered, don't blink or you'll miss it.
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay  Wilder. He may be a future world champion  but his 70 second victory o...
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder. He may be a future world champion, but his 70 second victory over Audley Harrison told us less about him than it did about a man who has now lost two fights in succession, both by first round knock outs.
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