Originally Posted by ero-sennin
He came back from the brink and is still here.
But it was farcical that he was presented with such an opportunity in the first place. That defeat to Rogan should've been it for Harrison. But somehow the fluky ****er lands an EBU shot after winning prizefighter.
Whilst there may be a level of perserverance, he has also benefited from a great deal of luck of late. Better & more deserving fighters have had fewer opportunities.
Not to mention the fact that the only reason he could possibly hope for a world title shot is because he happens to be British, just like the incumbent WBA champ. If Haye hadn't suceeded in defeating Valuev Audley would have to make at least a couple of more defences of his title, seeing as he not got a top 15 ranking with nay of the major sanctioning bodies.
And before you point out that Sosnowski didn't defend his belt before landing an unmerited title opportunity, I doubt Vitali will be in the same situation again, where he requires an opponent whilst he awaits for himself or his brother to agree terms with Haye. If Haye doesn't fight Audley, his dream is over.