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Audley after a fight with Fury

Newly-crowned Irish heavyweight champion Tyson Fury won't be allowed to rest on his laurels.

Audley Harrison is already calling him out. The former Olympic gold medallist was in touch ahead of tonight's Redemption or Retirement bout in Essex with Ali Adams (13-3-1), to say that he intends winning this crucial fight so that he can have a showdown with Fury in July.

"I'm back to loving my boxing," he says. "And I'm going to give Ali Adams a lesson in the sweet science."

Harrison (27-5) did his reputation no favours when he failed to finish three rounds against David Haye in 2010, the last time he fought.

Some 12 years on from his Olympic glory, Harrison added: "I am back to be heavyweight champ."



Cadets pumped for English exam

While the Irish senior squad step up their preparations ahead of the Olympic Games and get ready for a training camp in France, the Irish Amateur Boxing Association continues to put in a major effort in developing future generations of Irish champions.

Today, officials were set to meet at the National Boxing Stadium to plan a new schedule of elite training sessions for their schoolboy squad.

And tonight at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork, Ireland's senior cadets host England in a junior international.

Two weeks ago, Ireland beat a talented Scottish side 10-7. Luke Thomas (Watergrasshill), who won bronze in 2011 in Hungary, will captain the Irish squad.


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