Haye: Harrison can bring axe

WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye is so confident of beating Audley Harrison in his title defence in November he has invited the challenger to bring an axe with him.

Haye was responding to a YouTube video posted by Harrison ahead of the 13 November bout in Manchester in which the challenger was filmed wielding an axe at his training camp in California.

Haye hit back by saying: “We’re going to contact the British Boxing Board of Control and request that Audley be allowed to use the axe in the ring on 13 November. I’m deadly serious about this. At least if Audley has an axe in his left hand, I might have something to look out for. Even with an axe in his hand, Audley doesn’t stand a chance.

“What good is an axe if you’re too scared to throw it? It’s a shame he couldn’t have used the axe to cut through the rubbish that has been coming out of his mouth recently.”


Lifestyle

‘Children of the Troubles’ recounts the largely untold story of the lost boys and girls of Northern Ireland, and those who died south of the border, in Britain and as far afield as West Germany, writes Dan Buckley.Loss of lives that had barely begun

With Christmas Day six weeks away tomorrow, preparations are under way in earnest, writes Gráinne McGuinness.Making Cents: Bargains available on Black Friday but buyer beware!

From farming practices in Europe to forest clearances in the Amazon, Liz Bonnin’s new show seeks solutions to some of the damage done by the world’s appetite for meat, writes Gemma Dunn.New show seeks solutions to some of the damage done by the world’s appetite for meat

Louis Mulcahy reads in Cork this weekend for the Winter Warmer fest, writes Colette Sheridan.Wheel turns from pottery to poetry

More From The Irish Examiner