Harrison reflects after battering
Boxer Audley Harrison is contemplating retirement after being outclassed by David Haye during their heavyweight clash.
In Saturday night's much-hyped bout, Olympic gold-medallist Harrison was floored during the third round after his fellow Londoner exploded into action after two uneventful rounds.
Haye, 30, who retained his WBA heavyweight crown in front of a sell-out 20,000 crowd at Manchester's MEN Arena, said afterwards: "I told everyone I'd knock him out in three rounds."
He had hoped to have retired as undisputed champion this year but with negotiations with WBC champion Vitali Klitschko and IBF/WBO king Wladimir repeatedly stumbling, the Londoner is still hanging on.
"Next year I promise that fight's going to happen," he said.
Harrison, 39, landed just one punch in the entire fight and appeared close to tears in the post-fight interview.
When asked if he would now retire, he replied: "I've got to sit down and reflect."
Haye battered his opponent with a combination of left and right hooks during the third round, knocking Harrison to the floor.
Harrison showed courage in returning to his feet, but Haye quickly slid in to continue the punishment.
Referee Luis Pabon soon called a halt to the much-anticipated fight one minute 53 seconds into the round and handed Haye victory by technical knockout.