Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Aud and Rogie's Saturday night takeaway

Move over Ant and Dec, if it's belly laughs all the way on a Saturday night that you're after then it's hard to beat Prizefighter.

Gary Newbon, normally condemned to covering greyhound racing on Sky Sports, was given the gig as the heavyweights made their return to the ring, but there were a few old dogs looking to show they still had plenty of bite.

First up was Martin Rogan up against Albert Sosnowski at the York Hall in Bethnal Green. They had hoped to fight at Sprucefield but when the referee was announced as Ian John-Lewis those plans were scuppered by Alex 'The Exterminator' Attwood.

It didn't take long for slapping to give way to slapstick as Rogie, fed up with the Poles coming over here and taking our jabs, decided to lift him and carry him across the ring.

He needn't have bothered, as moments later, Albert was off, hilariously going headfirst through the ropes on the end of an imaginary punch and landing at the feet of promoter Eddie Hearn.

Soon after it was all over with Rogie musing that 'I thought he was away for a takeaway' but then it was time for a farce, sorry, A-Force, as Audley Harrison made his comeback (yes, another one) to the ring against less than great Dane Claus Bertino.

"You can hit me all you can, I will not go down," bellowed Bertino before Audley hit him and he went down.

But while Claus failed to deliver, Santa at least answered big Audley's wishlist. Expect plans for a fight with the Exterminator to be announced soon.

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