DeGale and Harrison weigh in ahead of Saturday’s title fights

James DeGale and Audley Harrison have weighed in ahead of their respective title fights.

The former Olympic gold medallists, both from Harlesden, are in action on Saturday night.

DeGale defends his European super-middleweight crown against France’s Hadillah Mohoumadi, 32, at Glow, Bluewater.

It will be the 26-year-old’s first bout since signing with promoter Mick Hennessy after a long-running dispute with Frank Warren.

Harrison, meanwhile, faces the daunting task of taking on heavyweight prospect David Price in the unbeaten British and Commonwealth champion’s home city of Liverpool in a clash dubbed ‘The battle of the Olympians’.

DeGale, who has fought only once this year, came in a pound under the 12-stone limit .

“My training’s been spot-on and I feel in great shape going into the fight,” he told West London Sport.

“It’s been a frustrating year but I’m back and am ready to make a fresh start, so it’s an exciting time. I can’t wait to get back in the ring.

“He [Mohoumadi] looks strong and is as big as me. He’s clearly well prepared and coming to fight.”

Harrison scaled 17st 7lbs at his weigh-in at Anfield while Price – a bronze medallist in the 2008 Olympics – was two pounds heaver.

Much criticised since turning professional – particularly after meekly losing a one-sided world title clash with David Haye two years ago – Harrison knows a defeat at the Echo Arena would almost certainly end his boxing career.

But the outspoken 40-year-old insists he has a realistic chance of upsetting the odds.

“This is about my legacy. My journey. This is where I produce an Olympic performance and remind people of the Audley that won that gold medal,” he declared.

“I respect David Price. I respect his achievements. But I’m coming here to lay it on the line and prove people wrong.”

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