Harrison to make return to ring

Audley Harrison is to return to boxing in a 10-rounder against Chelsea’s Ali Adams in Brentwood on 14 April.

It will be the Wembley heavyweight’s first fight since losing a one-sided world title clash with David Haye in November 2010.

Harrison, 40, was crowned Olympic champion in 2000 but has been much maligned during his professional career, and the third-round stoppage by Haye was his fifth defeat.

“Anyone can lose but I didn’t lose with dignity. I was never going to retire after that performance,” said Harrison.

“I’ll have too much for Ali Adams. I intend to show I still have a future in the game.”

Adams, who was born in Iraq, is 10 years younger than Harrison and has a record of 13-3-1.

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